Car Safety Tips

Don't pick up hitchhikers!

Southern Pines Police Department

• Keep your car doors locked while driving and when the vehicle is parked, even while it is parked in your driveway.

• Always check the back seat before entering the vehicle.

• Park in well-lit areas. Observe your surroundings as you leave your vehicle.

• Never leave valuables, including GPS devices, cell phones, audio systems, cameras,  computers, packages, etc. in plain sight.  Leave them at home or lock the items in your trunk before driving to where you plan to park.

• If you are followed by another car, blow your horn and go to the nearest open gas station, store, police or fire department.  Draw attention to your car in a safe manner.

• If someone threatens you while you are in your car, blow the horn in short bursts to attract attention.

• Keep your car in good working order and fueled with a sufficient quantity of gasoline. Keep a flashlight and reflectors handy.

• Don’t pick up hitchhikers.

• Stay alert and report suspicious behavior or vehicles to the police.

For more information on this, and other Safety Tips, go to

Bob Temme
Community Services Coordinator
Southern Pines Police Department
801 SE Service Road
PO Box 330
Southern Pines, NC 28388-0330

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