East Yorkshire UK

Hedon – Vehicle Crime Project

car-crime-image2Advice will be available about keeping vehicles safe during an event to be held in Hedon on Thursday, April 16, between 10.30am – 1:00pm.

A vehicle crime project or ‘morning of action’ is taking place in Hedon and villages including Aldbrough, Burstwick, New Ellerby, Paull, Skirlaugh and Sproatley.

A community support bus will be in Hedon town centre giving out advice and information. Meanwhile certain streets in other villages will have special packs of information delivered on deterring car crime.

An interesting twist to the day will be the use of “vehicle crime indicator cards” which will be issued to cars to remind drivers to put away any items on display in their vehicles. If valuables can be seen through a car window, then the risk of it being broken into are increased.

The East Riding Council issue the following advice on vehicle crime for car owners:

  • Lock the doors and close the windows when you leave the car – for any length of time.
  • Don’t leave anything on display – even a jacket can seem like an appealing target for a thief.
  • Remove the stereo if you can. Also, tuck in wing mirrors and put the aerial down to discourage vandals.
  • Never store your car’s documents in the car.
  • Use an approved immobiliser or sterring lock to help secure older vehicles.
  • Think about having components and windows etched with the car’s vehicle registration number (VRN) and make a note of its chassis number.
  • Keep your car keys in a safe place, even in your house, so that someone breaking in cannot steal your car too.

Source: ERYC Website – Vehicle Safety in Holderness.

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