Basildon Community Safety Partnership is handing out over 2000 kits which will hopefully help drivers reduce the chances of a break-in to their vehicle. The free packs include four items which have been designed to help motorists do their bit in the never ending war on car thefts and at the same time bring premiums down on motor insurance quotes for drivers in the area.
The Safety Partnership is made up of the council, police, and other organisations who are working hard to cut crime on cars. The free pack includes an air freshener that has a reminder written on it telling drivers and passengers not to leave valuables in the vehicle, and a sticker for the window which says: “Don’t Bother breaking into this vehicle as there are no items of worth.” The free kit also has a windscreen cloth to encourage drivers to remove the sucker marks left by valuable Sat Navs on the windscreen. Even though the device has been removed from the vehicle, the marks on the window alert thieves to the possibility that there may be GPS devices somewhere in the car. Finally the pack has tamper-proof number plate screws to stop them being stolen and used in a crime on a later date.
Frank Tomlin from Basildon Council said: “There has been a recent increase in vehicle crime in the borough and these packs will help motorists deter criminals from targeting their car as most vehicle crime is opportunistic. The Together Against Crime event is an excellent opportunity for our residents to pick up crime prevention advice and find out more about the partnership and the initiatives we have put in place to help reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the borough year on year.”
Basildon Community Safety Partnership will be available to give advice at the Together Against Crime event at the coming weekend where they will have a stall and displays.