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Winter Safety Tips from EPPD

Winter Safety Tips from EPPD
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:14am

EL PASO– The El Paso Police Department wants everyone to have a safe Winter and upcoming Holiday Season. As a reminder here are some safety tips to keep in mind.

At Home:
• Be sure to lock your doors and windows when you leave your home.
• Do not display holiday gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway.
• Leave some lights on
• Leave a radio on
• Leave drapes/curtains in a normal position
• Mark your valuables with your driver’s license number
• Pickup mail and newspapers
• Never give information about your home over the telephone
• Always call police to report any suspicious activity

While Shopping:
• Always keep your children close to you
• Do not shop alone
• Never take more money than you need to make your purchases
• Do not flash your money when paying for items
• Pay with a check card or credit card
• Be aware of you surroundings
• Do not leave any purchases or purses unattended
• Do not overburden yourself with packages
• Carry your purse close to your body

Your car:
• Lock your vehicle
• Use any antitheft devices
• Do not leave any packages or valuables inside the vehicle
• Approach your vehicle with your keys out and ready
• Park in well lighted areas
• Keep your vehicle in proper working order
• If something seems wrong, get help from security or call the police

Outside Activities:
• Dress appropriate to weather conditions and type of activity
• If Walking, Running, or Riding a Bike
• Wear reflective of light colored clothing
• Be aware of your surroundings
• Obey all traffic laws
• Don’t let yourself become distracted
• Hiking – notify individuals of intended route
• Estimated length of trip
• Expected return time
• Be prepared for inclement weather
• Driving – obey all traffic laws
• Be aware of individuals walking, running, and biking during the cooler weather
• Don’t drink and drive
• Be aware of your surroundings.

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