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Prevent Carjackings - When Leaving  

By Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council
Monday, March 17, 2008; 7:00 pm

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Parking Your Vehicle


  • Park as close to your destination as possible to reduce the distance you have to walk.

  • Look for parking spaces in well-lighted areas.

  • Avoid parking near dumpsters, large vans, or trucks that obscure view where carjackers may hide.

  • Roll up your windows before parking.

  • Keep valuables out-of-sight.

Departing Your Vehicle


  • Check the surrounding area before exiting.

  • Remove the keys and take them with you.

  • Lock the vehicle as soon as you exit it.

  • Move quickly away from your vehicle.




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