Middlebury

 

Safety While Driving

 

  • Report all suspicious persons or vehicles seen around parking areas to the Department of Public Safety immediately.
  • When parked, keep your vehicle locked and the windows rolled up tightly.
  • Have your key ready when you approach your car. Check inside and under your car to make sure no one is hiding.
  • Never leave your vehicle’s engine running while unattended.
  • When parking, choose a well lit, heavily traveled area.
  • Lock all packages, luggage and valuables in the trunk or out of sight.
  • Keep spare keys in your wallet or purse, not inside the vehicle where a thief is likely to find them.
  • If your car breaks down, open the hood and then stay locked inside the vehicle. If someone stops to help, do not open the door or window, but have him or her call for assistance.
  • If you do not know the location of your destination, ask someone for specific directions before you leave.
  • If you get lost, do not pull over until you find a well-lit public area where you can stop and ask for directions.
  • If you suspect you are being followed, drive to a well-lit public area and call the police.
  • If a person with a weapon ever confronts you and wants your vehicle, give it up. No car is worth being injured or losing your life over.