Tips To Prevent Carjacking by Virginia Waters
Picture this----you're sitting in your car at an intersection waiting for the light to turn green. Maybe you're listening to music on your CD player or a news story on the radio. And then BAM---it happens!
A carjacker appears at your window from out of nowhere. You didn't even see it coming! And that is exactly what street robbers and carjackers prefer-----the element of surprise! According to Police and security experts, most victims of carjacking say they "never saw it coming" until it was too late!
There Are 22 Good Ways To Avoid Being Carjacked!
To reduce your risk of being carjacked, we have listed some common sense steps for you below:
1. Always park in well lighted areas, if you plan to arrive or leave after dark.
2. Don't park in isolated or visually obstructed areas near walls or heavy foliage.
3. If you're a woman driving alone, experts suggest that you use valet parking or use an attended garage. Important to remember if you use valet parking is never to leave anything in your car containing personal information that can be stolen or used for identity theft.
4. As you walk to your car, always be alert to suspicious people just sitting in cars. Many times carjackers use this technique to spot potential victims who aren't paying attention.
5. One of the best pieces of advice from security experts is this. If you are alone at a shopping mall, don't be afraid to ask a security guard to escort you to your car. It just might save your car from being stolen---or your life being put at risk! So, do the smart thing! Ask for help.
6. Another favorite carjacking method used by young males is loitering in areas and handing out fliers, etc. So, pay attention to your surroundings and avoid places that just don't "feel right".