Skip To Content
City of Brighton logo

Begin Primary Navigation
Facebook Link  Twitter Link  RSS Feeds Link
Auto Theft Prevention Tips

Actions To Prevent Auto Theft

  • Never leave your vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.
  • Lock your doors and close the windows even when parked in front of your home.
  • Park in busy and well-lighted areas.
  • Do not leave valuables in plain view, such as GPS, purse, laptop, mobile phone, etc.
  • Equip your vehicle with an alarm or other anti-theft device.
  • Do not leave personal identity documents in the vehicle.
  • Keep your vehicle information with you in case you have to report the car stolen (year, make, model, VIN).

Precautions To Avoid Being Car-Jacked

  • Keep doors locked while driving.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when out of vehicle at gas pumps or walking in a parking lot.
  • Do not leave keys in car at gas station if you go inside to pay.
  • If your vehicle is bumped from behind while driving, proceed to the nearest well-lighted and populated area and call police.