Keep your car in good working order and the gas tank at least half full.
When you approach your parked vehicle, visually check the area around the vehicle for any suspicious persons or activity.
If you observe anything suspicious walk to where there are people and call the police.
Always park in visible, well-lighted areas.
If you drive a car attempt to avoid parking next to a larger pickup or van. They can be easy to hide behind.
To reduce the time to enter you car, have your keys ready.
When operating your vehicle, keep doors locked and windows up.
Keep valuables in the trunk or out of sight.
Use extra caution in underground parking or parking garages, and try not to go alone.
When stopped at lights or in traffic, allow space between you and the vehicle in front of you so you can make an exit if needed.
If someone approaches your vehicle and tries to enter blow your horn to attract attention.
A cell phone is a good investment in safety.
DO NOT PICK UP HITCHHIKERS