ANTI-HIJACK UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2014
There seems to be a lull out there ….. is this because there is a vast improvement in security and it’s now not so easy to gain access to vehicle or premises? Have the public now become security conscious and being more AWARE & ALERT and have a fair security plan in situ, that seems to be working …. We at the Trust like to think so.
Please still keep vigilant at the schools when dropping and collect children from school ….. If you do have to leave your vehicle for any reason, please make sure your vehicle is locked and all valuables out of view and windows are firmly closed. If you do see any suspicious people or vehicles loitering around the school report immediately to the school office or the security so that the problem may be dealt with swiftly.
With all the lovely rains we have received, the grass along the sides of the road is pretty long, be aware when slowing down to intersections or traffic lights that all doors are locked and windows secure to avoid being a victim of smash & grabs. Do NOT have handbags, briefcases, or any valuables in view. Drive with due care as we do have many potholes in most of our roads and fixing them seems to be a very slow process. Once again, a reminder to please use the correct ‘hands off’ appliances to answer mobile phones whilst driving. This is an offense and you WILL be fined. It is not acceptable to just stop in the middle of the road with hazard lights flashing to answer your phone, pull right off the road if you must answer. Nearly every second car you pass you will see people driving with one hand and the other holding the mobile on a call … Do NOT do this …its dangerous to ALL around you, have some concern for other road users. Many accidents have happened as drivers are texting or calling from the mobile and not concentrating and therefore rare ending into the car in front. … Come on community, let’s see an improvement in the style of driving ……..
Let’s ALL fight this crime together - stay ALERT and SAFE !