Vehicle Safety TipsPublic Safety
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- Always roll your windows up and lock your car even if you are only going to be away from your vehicle for a short period of time.
- Never leave valuables out in plain view, even if your car doors are locked. This is the number one reason cares are broken into.
- Allow yourself a little extra time when arriving to work or school so you are not rushed, thus becoming forgetful and careless.
- Never place law enforcement affiliation or gun club decals on your car. Thieves will assume you have guns in you vehicle and break-in.
- Invest in a mechanical device that locks the steering column or brake to prevent the wheel from turning (Club, Collars or J-bars).
- Invest in an auto security system. many auto insurance agencies will give a discount for this.
- Always leave just your ignition key with the attendant if you park at a garage or are simply dropping your car off at a repair shop.
- Always keep insurance information and registration with you (these documents generally have your home address and other personal information). A thief can use such information to resale the car or cause you to be the victim of identity theft.
- Copy your license plate number and VIN numbers on a card and keep them with your driver’s license. If your vehicle is stolen, the police will need this information promptly.
- Try to park near Employee Parking, Public Parking, or Criminal Justice when possible.
- If working late, or attending classes in the evening try to arrange an escort to walk you to your car.
- Never leave your car running and unattended.
- Always park in busy, well-lighted areas.
If you witness anything that you consider to be suspicious, suspect to be a criminal act, contact Public Safety immediately.
If it is an actual emergency call 911 then notify Public Safety as soon as possible.