Tips for preventing vehicle-related crime

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Florida Police have released some tips to prevent vehicle-related crime, which they say is currently a “serious challenge”.

• Never leave your vehicle unlocked, even if you think you will be away only for a minute.

• Always keep the doors locked and windows closed.

• A gear lock is an affordable and very effective anti-theft device.

• Try to fit an alarm and/ or anti-theft device in your car.

• It is very helpful to fit your car with a tracker as it sometimes helps to recover it quicker.

• Do not leave your keys in the ignition.

• Avoid displaying valuable items such as laptops, handbags or luggage; rather put them in the boot.

• Remove detachable radios and the radio’s face when getting out of the car.

• If strangers loiter near or at your driveway, rather drive past while observing the situation.

• Parking lots with a parking attendant or supervision/ someone patrolling are best, otherwise try to park in areas that are well lit and/ or well populated, but not crowded.

• If in doubt about the safety of an area, phone a police station for advice.

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Riaan van Zyl
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