posted 4 years ago

Minimise Motoring Stress And Crime

Motorists who plan their nights out minimise stress and the chance of being a victim of crime.

Motorists who plan their nights out minimise stress and the chance of being a victim of crime. As such, Simon Elstow from the Institute of Advanced Motorists has a few thoughts:

- Plan ahead. Find out where to park near to your destination whether it’s the theatre, cinema or restaurant. Leave plenty of time to get there, park and walk to the venue.

- Park in a well-lit and open area.

- If you arrive while it’s still light do any reversing then, so you can just drive without having to do so in the dark.

- If you drive to a party and drink when you didn’t expect to, don’t risk it. Book yourself a taxi or arrange for a friend or family member to collect you.

- If you’re going out in a group, have a designated driver or use the train, bus or cab rather than drive.

- Make sure you have plenty of fuel for the return trip. Garages might be shut on the way home.

Elstow said: “Don’t just remove valuables from your car. Opportunist thieves will smash windows to get anything. If they can sell your road atlas for 50p, they will break in and steal it.”