I am indebted to McLeod for taking the time to respond to my letter, and I am flattered that he lists the Archbishop of Canterbury as one of my friends.

We are talking here about a warranty and, as a broker, McLeod must issue many policies which contain warranties, such as heat, occupancy, security, sprinkler and garaging. I am sure that McLeod and his staff explain these warranties to the client and stress their importance.

What is the difference, therefore, between these warranties and a keys-in-car warranty? It is a term of the policy and a fair and reasonable one at that.

The consequences of car thefts in terms of cost in human lives should be enough to persuade even the most careless driver that taking the keys out of the ignition is good sense.

Roy Rodger
Technical and training consultant
Motor Investigation Agency

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