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Vehicle Safety and Security

  • Have your keys ready before getting in your vehicle lock the doors immediately upon entering your vehicles.
  • Keep your car in good running condition. Make sure there’s enough fuel to get where you are going and back.
  • Avoid parking in isolated areas. Be alert in parking lots and underground parking garages. Park in well lit areas.
  • Do not leave your house and car keys together with an attendant at a public parking lot. Your house key can be quickly duplicated and your address obtained from your number plate.
  • Always roll up the windows and lock car doors even if you are coming back right away. Check inside and out before getting inside.
  • Do not mark your key holder with your name, address and license. Lost keys can lead a thief to your car or home.
  • Never leave your credit cards or other important papers/documents in the glove department. Never leave any objects in the plain view.
  • Use the club or other auto theft prevention tools.
  • Never pickup hitch hikers
  • If you think someone is following you home. Drive to the nearest police station, petrol station or other open business to get help.
  • If your vehicle breaks down, call for help on the cell phone, lock all windows and doors on the vehicle and don’t open the vehicle for anyone until help arrives.
  • Keep a charged cell phone with you when driving
  • Never pick up strangers and never go with a stranger
  • If you park in a university parking lot, keep your access card in your wallet rather than inside the vehicle. Immediately report lost or stolen access card.
  • Store valuables in the car’s truck or at least hide them from view.
  • If someone approaches your vehicle and attempts to enter, blow the horn to attract attention and drive away.