Regulations > Parking Lot Safety

PARKING LOT SAFETY

Parking your car

  • Lock all doors and close all windows.
  • Keep all property secure and out of sight (the trunk is best.)
  • Park in well lit areas or near pedestrian traffic areas.
  • Use multiple anti-theft devices (alarm or steering wheel locks.)
  • Do not hide spare keys on your vehicle.
  • Keep your license, registration and insurance card in your wallet.

 

Walking to your car

  • Walk to your vehicle with keys in your hand.
  • Use SWHAT to walk with you to your car.
  • Walk in groups.
  • Plan your route and avoid shortcuts through dark untraveled areas.
  • Be alert and walk with confidence.
  • Wear comfortable footwear which would permit you to run.
  • Know the location of campus emergency phones.
  • Check inside your vehicle before entering.
  • Only unlock the driver’s door once you are at your vehicle.
  • If you think you are being followed, go to the nearest public place.
  • Lock vehicle doors once inside your car.

 

 Safety in your Car

  • Let people know where you will be and what time to expect you.
  • Keep your doors locked while driving.
  • If you are being followed, drive to the nearest police station.
  • Keep your vehicle mechanically fit.
  • Fill up when you get to a 1/2 tank of gas.
  • Only roll down your window enough to be heard by strangers.

 

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