On October 25, 1992, President George H.W. Bush signed the Anti Car Theft Act, which he called “absolutely critical if we are to strike back against auto thieves…”
The act calls for the creation and use of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System to stop title fraud; vehicle export inspections to look for stolen vehicles; stiffer penalties for car thieves and chop shop operators; and makes carjacking a federal crime.
“These criminals, who show no respect for the lives or property of law-abiding Americans, must be punished in the strongest possible manner,” President Bush said.
The U.S. Department of Justice took over the motor vehicle database system in 1996. The TxDMV has partnered with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to administer NMVTIS. The system protects consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and helps keep stolen vehicles from being resold.
Texas is known for aggressively fighting title fraud and auto theft. The TxDMV actively investigates consumer complaints and title fraud cases, often assisting law enforcement. The agency also is home to the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority, which provides grants to law enforcement agencies and teaches consumers how to prevent auto theft and burglary.
Texas has one of the highest motor vehicle rates in the country. With 67,485 motor vehicle thefts or 2.46 per 1,000 while the national average is 2.20 per 1,000 vehicles.
If your vehicle is stolen would you like it recovered quickly? More and more individuals and companies are utilizing GPS Tracking to help protect their assets and allow for quicker recovering of stolen assets. If your assets are stolen it is highly advisable to notify authorities of your assets location. It is not worth, risking your life regardless of the value.
It is advisable to use a real-time GPS tracker since it’s very effective when it comes to recovering stolen vehicles and other properties. Also make sure the device is certified by the FCC and PTCRB to ensure you are getting a quality product and they are authorized to use airwaves.