RACQ urges Cairns drivers to take precautions

As police in the far north released disturbing statistics around the rise of car theft in the region, RACQ has urged drivers to take steps to protect their vehicles.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said car theft had increased by nearly 16 percent over the last few years.  

“It’s really concerning to see more cars being stolen in Queensland, and especially in Cairns where this trend is causing issues for hundreds of residents,” Ms Ross said. 

“There are lots of simple things people can do to protect their property from being stolen, but the easiest thing to do is treat your keys like cash.

“Don’t leave them in sight or near the front door where they can easily be stolen by opportunistic thieves. Make sure that they’re always with you or in a secure location, and never ever leave your valuables in your car.”