How safe are my vehicles

A lot of crime is against cars, motorbikes and bicycles, including the theft of vehicles and theft from vehicles.  Most of it can be prevented.

  • Keep your car keys somewhere out of sight in your home where they aren't visible from windows or doors.
  • Lock the doors and close the windows and sun roof when you leave the car - for any length of time.
  • Remove satellite navigation devices where possible.
  • Number plates are often stolen for criminal use.  Use anti-theft screws, available from car accessory stores.

Theft from cars

When you park:

  • Try to park somewhere open and well-lit.
  • Lock up - including the boot.
  • Remember to close the windows and sunroof.
  • Do not leave anything on show in your car when you park - not even a coat or empty carrier bag.

Motor bikes

  • Always lock your bike and set the alarm if it has one.
  • When leaving your bike for some time, try to lock it to something secure.
  • At home, lock your bike away in a garage or shed.
  • Any bike that can not be registered with Department of Transport can be registered with Bikelinc.

Bicycles

Register your bike for free with Bikelinc, a Crime Stoppers WA initiative.  This will help Police return it to you if the bike gets stolen.

 Take a photo of your bike and keep it with the insurance details.  Make a note of the make, model and serial number.

  • Always lock your bike, even if you are leaving it for a couple of minutes.
  • When parking away from home make sure your bike is locked to a fixed object that can't be lifted or removed.
  • Invest in a good quality lock, such as a "D Lock" and always lock your bicycle when not in use, ensuring the lock is tight.
  • At home, lock bicycles in a secure garage or shed if you have one, using a good quality "D Lock".
  • Secure removed parts (for example, wheels) or take smaller parts with you (for example, lights and quick-release saddles).

Boats

  • Record all details of your boat and equipment - including serial numbers - and keep in a safe place.
  • Mark any valuable items with an engraver or UV pen with your drivers licence number.
  • Fit an anti theft device to your trailer.
  • Fit a quality lock to your boat.
  • Remove all valuable items from your boat when you leave it unattended, including all alcohol.
  • Consider fitting a quality alarm to your boat.
  • Take your keys with you when leaving the boat.
  • Use a key float.

 

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Motor Vehicles
Motor Cycles and Scooters
Bicycles and Bikelinc
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