AG Jeff Landry Offers Safety Tips During National Vehicle Prevention Month

Published 10:00 am Sunday, July 30, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA – Motor vehicles are the primary modes of transportation for most Louisianians; and with car thefts occurring far too often here, Attorney General Jeff Landry is offering tips to residents and visitors alike to help prevent their vehicles from being stolen.

“In 2022, there were over one million vehicles stolen throughout our Country; over 4,000 of these thefts took place in New Orleans,” said Attorney General Landry. “We must be proactive in combatting the crime plaguing our streets. I encourage everyone to take precautions so we can help safeguard these personal belongings.”

Attorney General Landry offers the following tips:
• Park in well-lit areas clearly visible to public. If possible, keep car in garage and always lock the garage door to home.
• Never leave valuables in plain sight. If personal property must remain in vehicle, leave it locked in the trunk of car.
• Always lock doors and keep windows rolled up. Do not leave keys inside of car.
• Turn your vehicle off. Do not leave vehicle running if not in it.
• Utilize theft deterrents. Use horn alarms, steering wheel locks, and immobilizing devices, if possible.

In the event that your vehicle is stolen, contact law enforcement as soon as possible. Be sure to have license plate number, make, model, color, and VIN number. Also contact your insurance company within 24 hours.