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You Will Help Reduce The Chance Of Vehicle Theft If You Protect Your Keys!
Because minimizing damage to the vehicle is a priority for a thief, their preferred method of entry / drive off is to first locate the car keys.
- At home, store your keys in a closed drawer, never in plain sight.
- Keep your zipped purse in the bottom of your cart if grocery shopping, as remote “clickers” make locating your parked car easy for the thief.
- At work, out of sight is best, especially in a busy environment.
- Avoid the “winter warm up”. With keys in the ignition and the doors unlocked, your vehicle just might vanish if you grab another coffee!
Don’t make it easy for the thief. Lighting, motion detectors, and garages all help reduce theft. Don’t approach if you see a theft occurring as they often have a weapon. Get a description from a distance, then call 911.
Retired Police Sergeant Bob Paterson works closely with The McLennan Group to develop and share practical, economical safety tips for Canadians 50-plus. To read and print out all tips and view Sergeant Bob’s appearance schedule, visit Senior Safety Tips online.
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Along with our life and health division, The McLennan Group Life Insurance Inc., we have been CARP’s recommended and trusted provider since 1993.
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