I've just found much more to do here since Akash joined
If we leave the insurance and all aside, I would say people do this based on religious/superstitious reasons though I might be wrong. I mean, nobody thinks on the lines that "This vehicle has faithfully served us all these days, and now we abandon it, and then put my hard-earned money down the drain." Now, a bit irrelevant: Thanks to this small world, when going to pick up my elder brother from the railway station I got to witness an interesting scene : A policeman standing beside a really badly crashed Swift was talking to some nuns. Well, nothing special in that but wait for it...They were (probably) the same nuns residing in the house beside me, who had bought a new Swift after selling their good ol' Omni, and asked my mother (Who knows how to drive) to teach them driving. I thought "Well, I didn't see the faces so it might not be them" but after coming home, I was damn sure that they were them. Reasons? The time was around 7 am so they were most probably going to the convent, which was on the same path. 2. Their car was not at home for 5-6 days and in that period they had bought a used WagonR, and after the Swift came from repairs, it was immediately sold to another neighbor who probably didn't know about that accident (I have a fight with them so didn't ask.). Back to the point, I mean to say that people want to wash their hands off a car which had an untoward incident in any way, ASAP
. So most people blindly tell the car to F-off. And the insurance makes matters worse.
And again, many stolen cars are stripped off their parts and sold so it is unlikely that they will be recovered. And many are used for illegal activities, which makes it worse. What does the insurance companies do with the cars anyway? They cannot sell it, can they?