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Security For Your Vehicle

A lot of crime is against cars, motorbikes and bicycles; either the theft of them, or from them. Most of this crime can be prevented by following some simple tips, which are detailed in this section.

Tips for vehicle security

  • When you leave your car always lock the doors, close the windows and remove your stereo, if you can; even if it’s just for a short amount of time.
  • Don’t leave anything on display in your car; even a jacket can seem like an appealing target for a thief as it could contain valuables in the pockets.
  • Don’t keep documents in your car.
  • Try to park in a car park that has ‘secured car park’ accreditation. Accredited car parks will display a sign, or you can find your local one on the Park Mark: Safer parking website.
  • When you leave your bicycle, lock it to something secure, such as a lamppost, or use a bike rack.

Other useful information

  • Age UK’s guide Staying Safe
  • Fearless.org provides non-judgemental information and advice about crime. You can send information about a crime anonymously using their website. It educates and empowers young people about crime, allowing them to feel Fearless when speaking up against crime.

Last updated: June 10, 2021