Carjacking, or stealing a car by force, has captured headlines in the last few years. Statistically, your chances of being a carjacking victim are very slim and preventative actions can reduce the risk even more.
Tips to Avoid Carjacking
Approach your car with the key in hand. Look around and inside before getting in.
Be especially alert at intersections, gas stations, ATMs, shopping malls, convenience and grocery stores - all are windows of opportunity for carjackers.
If the carjacker has a weapon, give up the car with no questions asked. Your life is worth more than a car.
Park in well-lighted areas with good visibility, close to walkways, stores, and people.
When driving, keep your car doors locked and windows rolled up at all times.