Preventing Car Jacking


  • Never leave your car running and unattended.
  • Never leave your child alone in the vehicle with it running.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Leave several car lengths between your car and the car in front of you.
  • Drive in the center lane, not near the curb.
  • When stopping, park as close as possible to the entrance in a well lit area.
  • When approaching your parked vehicle check the area around the car, if you see something suspicious, do not go near it.
  • Act certainly, know what you're doing, most thieves select a victim who acts timid, frightened, or unsure.
  • Keep your car keys seperate from your other keys and have them ready for a quick entry.
  • Keep your car doors locked at all times.
  • If you are approached while in your car, lean on the horn to create a commotion until the danger passes.
  • If you are bumped from behind, do not get out of your car, signal the other car to follow you. Then go to the nearest police station or a safe location to get help.
  • When riding in the car, do not keep pocket books or any valuables on the seat or visible through the window.
  • If you are pushed into your car, try to escape out the other side of the car and then move away from the car towards the rear.
  • Avoid areas that you know are unsafe or travel with someone.
  • Don't be a hero, no personal property is worth you life.