IMPACT has launched what could be a first in the world - an organized bait motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile and personal watercraft program. The theft of street and road bikes, dirt bikes, quads (ATVs), snowmobiles and personal watercraft has gone largely unchecked for decades. With the exception of motorcycles, the actual theft numbers for ATVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft are not tracked. In most cases, these vehicles are not insured and their thefts leave behind countless stories of misery and loss.
For the past few months, IMPACT investigators have been quietly placing bait versions of these specialized vehicles throughout Greater Vancouver from Hope to Horseshoe Bay with the intent of reducing thefts. Bait recreational vehicles may be left in an underground parking lot, in a driveway, in a backyard under a deck, on a trailer, in a garage, or at a campsite.