12 Tips to Prevent Carjackings and Break-Ins

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There are all manner of tips, classes, posters, and videos about how to go about driving safety.

As a teenager, I was notorious for ignoring all of them.  I totaled more cars that I had years on earth.

To my father’s dismay, I wrecked, sped, ghost rode, raced, and flipped trucks all over the great state of Tennessee.

The only thing stupid I did not do with a vehicle was drink and drive or steal one.

Now that I have calmed down and don’t feel invincible behind the wheel I wanted to share some common sense tips.

Here are 12 Tips to Prevent Carjackings and Break-Ins shows common sense tips on driving safety and crime prevention. It helps keep you safe.

 

Car Security Tips

  • Avoid driving alone or at night.
  • Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
  • If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area.
  • Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows.
  • Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.
  • Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside.
  • Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
  • Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
  • Keep a secure hold on your purse, handbag and parcels. Do not put them down or on top of the car in order to open the door.
  • When approaching and leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious people in the area.
  • Ask mall or store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location

If you a`re an automotive guy and love talking cars or if you want more information about vehicle performance or safety you can visit drivinglife.net.  It is the website I use when I have car problems or questions.

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