Facebook Handler
Twitter Handler

Crime Prevention Tips

On The Road

Crime Prevention Tips for on the Road...
  • Never carry large amounts of cash; use traveler’s checks. Keep record of traveler’s check numbers.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and never advertise your plans to strangers. This includes travel routes and the amount of cash your carrying.
  • Do not stop and help a stranded motorist. Go to the nearest phone and call for assistance.
  • If you suspect someone is following you, drive to the nearest service station, restaurant or business and call the Police.
  • If it is unsafe to get out of the vehicle, sound the horn and flash your headlights to draw attention.
  • Do not carry your air tickets or passport in open view.
  • Males are advised to carry their wallets in an inside pocket or front trouser pocket.
  • Females are advised to carry their purse under their arm.
  • Take a picture of your belongings.
  • Keep luggage locked. Label each piece with your name and business address.

 

Motor Vehicle Safety...
  • Do not identify your keys with vehicle license plate numbers, names or addresses.
  • Carry personal safety devices, preferably on the key chain. Use of a personal safety device will attract attention should you be accosted in any manner.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good repair. Never operate your vehicle with very little gas left.
  • Tires should be inflated to recommended levels.
  • Park in well-lit areas and in sight of other businesses, in case you have to return to your vehicle in the dark.
  • In underground parkades, park as close to the exit or the attendant as possible.
  • Always lock your vehicle and keep the windows tightly closed, even while driving, to avoid an individual reaching in and grabbing belongings off the seats.
  • When approaching your locked vehicle, make sure you have the appropriate key ready to unlock the door. Look inside before unlocking and entering the vehicle.
  • Never roll your window down more than one inch when speaking with someone who approaches your vehicle. – If you feel uncomfortable, just drive away.