Care recipient (cr) runs errands alone and needs to protect him herself against crime

Try: Keep gas tank full and the car engine properly maintained to avoid breakdowns always lock doors even when inside the car and keep the windows rolled up driving with the windows closed also improves gas mileage lock packages and other valuables in the trunk do not leave them on the back seat or on the floor of the car where potential thieves can see them when returning to the car always check the front and back seat before getting in the car never pick up hitchhikers if car breaks down pull over to the right as far as possible raise the hood and wait inside the car for help do not get out of the car or roll down the window until the police arrive

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

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References: California attorney general’s office no date crime prevention tips for seniors available at

Keywords: Safety car running errands car trouble shopping

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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