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Vehicle Safety

What Kind of Precautions Should Be Taken When Driving or Parking a Car?

  • Keep your car in good repair and full of gas.
  • Always keep all doors locked and keep windows rolled up.
  • Whenever possible, travel in well-lit, busy streets.
  • If driving alone, don't stop to aid disabled motorists.
  • Avoid parking in remote, dark areas.
  • Always lock your car.
  • Be cautious in underground parking areas.
  • Always check the back seat and under the car before entering.
  • Place packages in the trunk unless your car is equipped with an automatic trunk release that works without a key.

Should Your Car Become Disabled:

  • Stay in your car until professional help arrives.
  • If someone stops to offer assistance, don't roll down the window - talk through the glass.
  • Do not go with anyone for help.
  • Raise the hood and turn on the flashers.
  • Set the rear-view mirror so that you can see around you.
  • Consider the possibility of investing in a cellular phone. This will allow you to call for help.