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News   July 11, 2007   by Auto Service World

Immobilizers Become Law In Canada


Transport Canada has announced that effective September 1, 2007 it will be mandatory for all new cars, vans, light trucks and SUVs to be equipped with anti-theft electronic immobilizers. <br>
Anti-theft immobilizers, which make it more difficult to steal vehicles by requiring a smart key to start the car, have been installed in most vehicles already. This announcement finalizes the transition.<br>
According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), of the top-10 most stolen vehicles, none had an approved immobilizer system. <br>
“Immobilizers are highly effective at deterring car thieves. In terms of the stats for IBC’s November 2006 release, you have to go down the list to the 28th most-frequently stolen spot to find a vehicle that registered a high theft frequency despite the fact that it is protected by an immobilizer, says Rick Dubin, vice-president, Investigative Services, IBC.<br>
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