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Can you spot the 10 vehicle safety hazards in this brain teaser – it should take under 49 seconds…

SOMETIMES it's good to switch of from household chores, or things that would normally keep you busy - and if you have a keen-eye, we might have just the thing for you.

This brainteaser by Carole Nash challenges the internet to spot ten common security risks cleverly disguised in the below scene.

With many of us using our car or motorcycles less due to the lockdown, safety measures can become lax and opportunistic thieves may take advantage.  

To help raise awareness of the most common vehicle safety hazards, there are ten common security risks demonstrated in the image - with the average time to spot each hazard standing at 49 seconds.  

The security risks were suggested by experts who know what thieves target and the steps you can take to ensure you are safe and protected as much as possible.

Have a close look, because some could be hard to spot. Put it's a good idea to know what you should be looking out for. The answers are below, but no peaking until you've had a go yourself.

How many did you spot? And how long did it take? Here are the hazards explained:

Motorcycle 

Broken Chain 

Thieves often steal a bike by breaking the steering lock and wheeling it away. A chain lock through the back wheel is the best way to prevent this (as the front wheel can be removed). Just make sure it is sturdy and doesn’t break easily! 

Bike cover has fallen off 

Thieves have been known to “shop” for certain models of bikes and using a bike cover can automatically make a motorcycle less attractive. It can also add another time-consuming barrier to the theft. Ensure your cover is properly secured, especially in windy weather.  

Keys left in  

This may sound like an obvious one, but you would be surprised at how often this happens! Always take your keys with you, even if you’re leaving your motorcycle for just a few minutes.  

Fuel cap left unlocked / open  

Leaving your fuel cap unlocked can make your bike vulnerable to gasoline theft or fuel system vandalism.  

Absence of Lock 

Investing in a disc lock and grip lock is one of the best ways to secure your motorcycle. You can also use a D lock on the front wheel to ensure your bike does not get wheeled away. 

Car 

Valuables left in car 

Thieves are opportunistic – many will damage your car and take any valuables left if they can see them, even if they can’t steal the car.   

Soft top left down  

If you own a convertible, when you leave your car, always make sure the top is down. An easy-to-access car out on the street is an open invitation to thieves. Plus, if you’re parked under a tree or lamp post, birds don’t care how nice your car is…! 

Very old, classic car locks (steering lock) 

Many classic car owners, especially with their first car, don’t consider getting their locks changed and instead use classic productions like steering locks. However, steering locks can be easily manipulated by thieves – they’ve been dealing with them for decades!  

If you are looking to keep the original parts of your car or just keep the vintage feel of those old keys, there are still ways that you can upgrade your locks. Consider having an automotive locksmith take a look at your lock and see if there is a way to re-pin (or re-wafer) the cylinder so that it is more secure against theft. 

Broken lock / door handle 

With older cars, locks and handles can sometimes break from years of wear and tear. If this happens, get them repaired as soon as possible – thieves can spot them a mile off.  

Improper parking 

Improper parking can open your car to unwanted attention. Where you keep your classic car is very important – the greater the security, the better you’ll be protected. 

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