December 3, 2010 by Canadian Underwriter
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:
An OPP release announcing the program estimates auto theft costs Canadians more than $1 billion every year.