Prevent Carjacking

How to protect yourself from carjacking

A carjacking is when someone uses force or intimidation to illegally obtain a vehicle. Listed below are some precautions you can take to help protect yourself from becoming a victim:

  • Don’t resist someone who tries to take your vehicle by force
  • Don’t approach your vehicle is someone is loitering nearby
  • Park in well-lighted areas
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Be sure your cell phone is charged at all times and dial 911 in an emergency
  • Always approach your vehicle with keys in hand
  • Check the back seat before opening your doors
  • Once in your car, keep doors and windows locked
  • Secure all locks and windows before leaving your vehicle
  • Be cautious of strangers who approach you while you’re in your vehicle