Fall safety forecast- predicting a safe and secure Coronado.
Now that the lazy days of summer are officially over, it is time to think about how the changing seasons can change the direction of crime. With fall and winter arriving, comes more darkness and more activities after dark. Here are some crime prevention strategies to consider:
**End of Daylight Savings Time is a great time to change the batteries in smoke alarms.
• Make sure your bicycle has a light (try “blinkie” lights) and reflective decals on the rims or spokes.
• When riding your bicycle at night, make sure you wear reflective clothing and reflective decals on your helmet and shoes.
• Don’t return home to a dark house. Put exterior & interior lights on timers.
• Trim landscaping to aid visibility & increase the ability to be seen.
• Don’t open the door to a stranger—day or night. Say “no thank you” through the door.
• If it is no longer light when you go out to jog or walk, consider your options.
• Walk or jog with a friend.
• Always carry your phone. Let someone know when you will be back.
• Use a well-traveled, well-lit path.
• Be aware & alert. If you don’t like what you see, take a different path.
• Be visible. Wear reflective clothing when walking or jogging.
• Park your car as close as possible, under a light & remove all personal property.
• Make sure your car is in good repair tires & all.
• Use your headlights in the rain.
• Remove distractions while driving especially in limited light.
• Plan for leaving work after dark. Walk with others, get a security escort or call someone on the phone. Park under a light & have your keys in hand.
• End of Daylight Savings Time is a great time to change the batteries in smoke alarms.
Let’s all have a safe and secure fall.