Don't Make It Easy for a Thief To Steal Your Wheels
One vehicle is stolen every 20 seconds in the United States. Stolen
cars, vans, trucks, and motorcycles cost victims time and money - and increase
everyone's insurance premiums. They're also often used to commit other crimes.
Don't become a victim of this serious crime.
The Basic Prevention Policy
Crime Prevention Council
|Never leave your keys in the car or ignition.
|Always lock your car, even if it's in front of your home.
|Copy your tag number and vehicle identification number (VIN) on a card and
keep them with your driver's license. Keep the registration with you, not in
|Keep the keys to your home and car separate.
|Keep your car in good running condition. Make sure there's enough gas to
get there and back.
|Avoid parking in isolated areas with little foot or auto traffic. Be
especially alert in unstaffed lots and enclosed parking garages.
|If you think someone is following you, drive to the nearest police or fire
station, open service station, or other open business to get help.
|Don't pick up hitchhikers. Don't hitchhike yourself.
|If you often drive at night, or alone, consider a CB radio or cellular
phone to make it easier to summon help in a emergency.|