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Prevent Carjackings - While Driving  

By Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council
Monday, March 17, 2008; 7:00 pm

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Driving In Your Vehicle


  • Drive on well-travelled, well-lighted roads when you can.

  • Keep the doors locked.

  • Check your mirrors often.

  • Leave an escape route when you stop at intersections.

  • Use the center lane. This makes it harder to be approached.

  • Stay alert at all times.

  • Be alert when approaching automated teller machines.

  • If you are approached, do not lower your window or open the door.

  • Be alert for anyone who seems to be watching your car.

  • If you suspect you are being followed, do not go home. Go to a police station or other safe public place.

  • Keep your vehicle in good operating condition to avoid breakdowns.

  • Have your vehicle windows etched with the Vehicle Identification Number.

  • Register your vehicle with the Maryland Watch Your Car program.

  • If you feel threatened, use your car horn or alarm system to signal for help.



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