Jackson Township
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Auto Theft

Don't Make It Easy for a Thief To Steal Your Wheels
One vehicle is stolen every 20 seconds in the United States. Stolen cars, vans, trucks, and motorcycles cost victims time and money - and increase everyone's insurance premiums. They're also often used to commit other crimes. Don't become a victim of this serious crime.

The Basic Prevention Policy

  • Never leave your keys in the car or ignition.
     
  • Always lock your car, even if it's in front of your home.
     
  • Copy your tag number and vehicle identification number (VIN) on a card and keep them with your driver's license. Keep the registration with you, not in the car.
     
  • Keep the keys to your home and car separate.
     
  • Keep your car in good running condition. Make sure there's enough gas to get there and back.
     
  • Avoid parking in isolated areas with little foot or auto traffic. Be especially alert in unstaffed lots and enclosed parking garages.
     
  • If you think someone is following you, drive to the nearest police or fire station, open service station, or other open business to get help.
     
  • Don't pick up hitchhikers. Don't hitchhike yourself.
     
  • If you often drive at night, or alone, consider a CB radio or cellular phone to make it easier to summon help in a emergency.

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