Driving a Car

Keys in hand

Have your keys in your hand as you approach your car.

Lock your doors

Lock your doors when driving and after parking.

Entering your car

Check the backseat and floor before entering your car.

Out of sight

Keep your valuables out of sight, under the seat, or in the glove compartment or trunk.

Emergency kit

Keep an emergency kit containing a flashlight, flares, telephone charger, distress signs, and other essentials in your car.

Car trouble

If you have car trouble, signal for help by raising the hood. Remain in your car with doors locked until identifiable help arrives. Should another motorist offer to help, roll down the window slightly and ask them to call the police or an auto club.

Protect your car

To protect your car, use a lock bar that prohibits the use of the steering wheel.

Alarm system

Consider also the installation of an alarm system.