June 29, 2017

News from Seniors And Law Enforcement Together (SALT)

Car Safety Tips

In light of all the vehicle burglaries and thefts that have occurred this spring and summer in Scott County, here are a few car safety tips to remember to protect yourself and your belongings.

• Always lock your vehicle when left unattended.

• Never leave keys in your vehicle or in the ignition.  Do not hide the keys or fob in your vehicle.

• Do not leave any valuables inside your vehicle, especially in plain view. Cell phones, laptop computers, cameras, GPS devices, eyeglasses/sunglasses are small and easily concealable items that are often left inside vehicles and stolen.

• Do not leave firearms inside your vehicle.

• Do not leave vehicle titles, identification items or financial documents such as your driver’s license, social security card, checkbook or credit cards inside your vehicle.

• Never leave your garage door opener in the vehicle when parked outside your residence. Lock the doors, even when parked inside a garage.

• If you are going to warm or cool your vehicle before getting into it, consider investing in a remote starter.

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