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Ontario Police, IBC launch ‘Lock It or Lose It’ theft prevention program


December 3, 2010   by Canadian Underwriter


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The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) are launching ‘Lock It or Lose It,’ a crime prevention program encouraging citizens to take a few simple precautions to prevent vehicle theft.  
In partnership with IBC, the OPP are checking vehicles in a variety of locations to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view.
A small flyer placed on every vehicle checked indicates what safety precautions were neglected and offers a few simple prevention tips drivers can use to protect their vehicles against theft.
Among the reminders:

  • roll up vehicle windows;
  • keep valuables out of sight;
  • lock vehicle doors; and
  • pocket keys.

An OPP release announcing the program estimates auto theft costs Canadians more than $1 billion every year.