Crime Prevention and Vehicle Safety
Crime Prevention and Vehicle SafetyProtecting your car and crime prevention! Written: Paul Smith – UK Outdoor Fitness Director.
Over the Christmas period is imperative to help against crime.
Personal Experience: “2 years ago I had my car broken in to on Christmas eve with Christmas presents, sat nav and money in my car. Its felt horrible. This was in the daytime outside a restaurant with CCTV, in a secure car park. So it can happen anywhere, anytime.”
Together we can to stop vehicle crime happening to you.
Unfortunate facts: Over the festive period crime rate massively rises and most vehicle crimes only take 10 seconds to happen the Major of London’s websites suggests
Please be advised that over December and in general when coming to our Bootcamp classes please make sure you leave any valuables at home. If you do have phones, purses or valuables please give them to the instructor who will put them in a secure bag.
Unfortunately no where is safe; car parks, outside your house, or even at the supermarket.
If you do leave personal possessions in your vehicle for your own safety please make sure that they are not on show.
Unfortunately we are in a society where thieves will look for “easy pickings”. Something on show will swiftly be broken into. (Yes its a horrible to think this would happen but it will)
Here are a few helps links with advice from polices forces around the UK.
Please remove from your car:
- Sat Nav
- Christmas presents
- Do not have anything on Show and if you glove box is empty show it is empty to avoid break-ins
Please avoid the below picture and check out the South Yorkshire Police for advice on vehicle and crime prevention.
Crime prevention tips from and checklists from police forces around the UK:
- Crime Prevention: Christmas Check list > Wiltshire police force
- Crime Prevention: Christmas Help > Cleveland Police force
- Crime Prevention: General Vehicle help and advice > West Yorkshire Police Force
- Crime Prevention: Protect yourself > Metropolitan Police
If you have any questions please contact your local police station. Please share this blog with your friends, colleagues and family to avoid break in and fight back against crime.