P-platers leave keys inside cars

AN ALARMING number of P-plate drivers have locked themselves out of their cars this year, prompting the RACQ to warn first-time drivers to be more alert when securing their vehicle.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said more than 6200 free2go members needed to be rescued by RACQ in 2013 after accidently locking their keys inside their cars.

"While we know mistakes can happen, it's worrying to see almost 20% of all callouts to P-plate drivers were for lockouts," Ms Ritchie said.

"This is a good opportunity to remind inexperienced drivers of the importance of not becoming distracted when leaving and locking a vehicle.

Gympie Times


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