Auto Safety and Vehicle Theft Prevention

We have added 5 new safety graphics below that include tips and information on vehicle theft prevention, car safety and Catalytic Converter theft that you can download and share with your community on NPSS.

Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention



Sample message:
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation where your vehicle has been stolen, follow these steps:
- Contact police immediately to file a stolen-vehicle report. You’ll need a copy of the police report and/or a case number to provide to your insurance company. 
-Contact your insurance company to file a claim within 24 hours of when you discovered your vehicle was stolen.
-If you find your vehicle before authorities do, contact the police and your insurance company immediately.”
(Source: United States Department of Transportation)

Warm up Thefts



Sample message:
During the winter season, area drivers may be tempted to warm up their cars while they stay warm inside.  But cars left running, unlocked, and unattended are quick and easy targets for thieves. Follow these tips to avoid "warm up thefts":
-Never leave the registration or title in your car. If stolen, it makes it easier for the thief to dispose of your vehicle. 
- Be alert when approaching your car, have a plan of action, and have your keys in your hand. Check around, under and in your vehicle for suspicious individuals.
-Only park your car in busy, well-lighted areas.
(Source: National Crime Prevention Council)”

Prevent Vehicle Theft


Sample message:
"A thief can strip a car of its parts in under half an hour. Don’t be a victim: Always keep your vehicle doors and windows locked, and park in a well-lit area."
(Source: United States Department of Transportation)

Vehicle Theft- Statistic



Sample message:
"If it’s visible in your vehicle, there’s a risk it could be stolen. Make sure you keep the property inside your vehicle hidden, such as cell phones, phone chargers, and other electronics.
(Source: United States Department of Transportation)


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