Driving safety tips and resources from the Arizona Department of Transportation at FocusOnDriving.com keep motorists prepared on Arizona’s roads.

Preventing vehicle theft

An Important Message from Dallas Hammit, Deputy Director for Transportation

Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, summer proves to be the worst season for vehicle thefts?

More than 700,000 vehicles are stolen each year in this country.

Fortunately, there are easy ways to secure your vehicle.

  • Close your windows and lock your doors.

  • Take your key with you — don’t leave it in your vehicle.

  • Keep valuables out of your car, or at least out of view.

  • Park in a well-lit spot when possible.

I encourage you to protect your ride and yourself this summer. Check out this recent ADOT news release for even more safety tips, along with important information on how you can prepare for the busy summer travel season.