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Sacramento Regional Transit District - Police Services

Crime Prevention Tips

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, and set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
  • Copy your tag number and vehicle identification number (VIN) on a card and keep them with your driver's license.
  • 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 an emergency.

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Sacramento Regional Transit District - Police Services
1400 29th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-556-0275

 

 

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