Your wallet isn’t the only item criminals want to steal. Your car appeals to them too. Be prepared.
- Read news articles about carjackings and mentally imagine what you would do in each situation
- More than one person or a group generally commit these violent carjacking thefts.
- Know your route. Avoid driving in unfamiliar neighborhoods.
- Keep alert while your vehicle is moving and while it is idling
- Carjacking most often occurs in transitional spaces such as parking lots and gas stations.
[ Read the SemperVerus article, Self-Defense Tactical Driving Tips ]
- Fuel your vehicle only during the day at gas stations in well traveled areas. Scan the gas station for suspicious behavior or loitering before you select a pump. While fueling, keep your car locked and keep scanning your surroundings to be prepared to take action (e.g., use the gas nozzle as a jet stream) should a vehicle or person approach you in a threatening manner.