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General Tips For Holiday Makers

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Arriving at your destination safe and sound is important so the following tips may be useful before you set off on your journey:
  • Plan your route so that you avoid lonely or dangerous areas.
  • If you are unsure of your destination and route, spend time planning it from a road map before you depart.
  • Inform someone where you are going, of your anticipated time of arrival, time of return and contact procedures. If travelling in darkness, indicate the route you will be taking.

Becoming a victim of crime while on holiday will not only spoil your holiday, but will also prove to be a nuisance when it comes to having to report the incident to the local police station.  So be sure not to leave the following in your car:
The vehicle’s registration papers
Any documents giving your name and address or those of your family
Vehicle and house keys
Cheque books and credit cards
Cell phones
Finally, if you are using a hire car & only if practical, remove the stickers that advertise that you are on holiday

General security tips for in and around town or travelling in outlying areas:
Do not stop to help anyone on the road, especially if you are alone. Instead, go to the nearest safe telephone and call the police for assistance.

Be aware that SOS telephones on lonely stretches of road are not usually safe telephones because criminals could lay in wait for desperate users.

Do not stop if another motorist indicates to you that your vehicle has a fault. Instead, go to the nearest service station or police station to investigate. An alternative would be to stop next to a police vehicle and ask them for assistance.

Do not stop for another car even if it has flashing lights. Travel to the nearest police station or illuminated service station and stop there.
Be aware that wearing expensive jewellery and sunglasses and having attractive items visible on the car seats and the dashboard will probably prompt criminals to break into your car and snatch them.

If going to the beach do not take valuables – if you don´t need it don´t take it!

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