SAFE IN 60

Safe In 60: Make A ‘9 p.m. Routine’ For Your House And Car

Mar 15, 2021, 5:00 AM | Updated: 6:22 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Most auto thefts, vehicle break-ins and property crimes happen overnight. You can often prevent them by following a simple nightly routine.

This is a practice you can do every night that will take less time than brushing your teeth and could prevent you from waking to a nightmare.

It’s called the “9 p.m. Routine.” Police departments encourage taking these few simple steps added to your nightly routine before going to bed.

  • Remove all valuables from vehicles
  • Make sure vehicles are locked
  • Lock and secure your house and garage (including windows)
  • Turn on outside lights
  • Report any suspicious activity

Develop a habit to take proactive steps nightly to combat would-be thieves looking for an easy target.

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Safe In 60: Make A ‘9 p.m. Routine’ For Your House And Car