The Sunday Telegraph has revealed that UK motorists that fall victim to car theft are being required to cough up what authorities call ’recovery and storage charges.’
Harry Wright’s stolen car was recovered by police and returned to his garage, but at a 150 pound cost as a recovery fee plus an extra 20 for storage.
Authorities claim the money can then be recovered from the insurers, but up in arms motoring groups are demanding a change to existing legislation.
’The motorist is paying through the nose for everything now,’ an RAC spokeswoman told The Telegraph. ’This seems to add insult to injury. We appreciate there is a cost for vehicle recovery but the Government needs to see if there is a fairer system.’