Auto Safety and Vehicle Theft Prevention

We have added 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 Neighbors.

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Theft Prevention - 'Ears Out'

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Sample message:
"In certain luxury vehicles the side mirrors fold inwards once the key fob is no longer in the vehicle. Therefore if the side mirrors are still open on a parked car, thieves can readily know the key is in the vehicle, making it an easy theft target.
(Source: North Miami Police Department & International Association of Auto Theft Investigators)


Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention

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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)


Driving in the Rain - 5 Tips for Staying in Control (multiple graphics)

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- "Feeling Out of Touch? – Pay attention to how your car responds in the rain.

- Losing Speed? – Another sign of hydroplaning could be an unintended loss of speed.

- Cautious from the Start – It doesn’t have to be raining for long to compromise traction.

- Seeing the Whole Picture – To properly inspect your tires for traction, turn the wheel so you can see the whole tire. The tread could be worn on the inside. If you just look at the side, you might not catch a trouble spot.

- Two on the Back – If you can only afford to replace two tires, replace the most worn tires and put the new ones on the rear."

(Source: Michelin North America)


How to Check Tire Tread (multiple graphics)

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"Like a pair of sneakers that get more slippery with use, your tires lose their ability to grip the road as their treads wear down. Checking your tire treads can help keep you safer on the road. It only takes a few minutes, and some spare change.
(Source: Travelers Insurance)


Vehicle Theft

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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)


Lock it. Hide It. Keep It.

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Sample message:
"Don’t be a part of this statistic: Over 770,000 drivers fall victim to vehicle theft each year. It’s a good time to remind yourself of a few simple, yet important tips to prevent your car from being stolen." (Source: National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration)


Prevent Vehicle Theft

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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)

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