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Seasonal Safety Tips - March Break Travel
By Peel Regional Police | Published  03/8/2008 | Adult Volunteer Opportunities | Rating:
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Peel - Planning a trip?  Then don't forget to plan for safety! Officers from the Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Services would like to remind travelers of a few safety tips.

Before you leave:

  • Check for travel warnings – travel section of the newspaper.
  • Obtain traveler's cheques and record the numbers.
  • Record passport information in two safe places.
  • List emergency phone numbers.
    • Passport office phone numbers
    • Credit card numbers.
    • Traveler's cheque phone number.
  • Do not announce travel plans to people that you don't know well.
  • Purchase a money belt. Don't carry all your cash, traveler's cheques etc. in one place.
  • Take only the valuables you need and properly secure those valuables such as jewelery you leave behind in a safety deposit box.

Traveling Alone?

  • Let a friend or family member know your daily plans and plan to call.

Securing your home:

  • Ask a trusted family member or friend to regularly pick up flyers and mail when away. Invite them to use your driveway.
  • Arrange for snow removal.
  • Place lights on at least two timers. Try to duplicate the way your house would normally look.

At the Airport:

  • Place your destination or business address on the luggage tag.Leave your home address inside your luggage.
  • Do not leave jewelery or other valuables you require for your trip in checked luggage.
  • Carry your passport in a shirt pocket if you can.
  • Monitor and/or hold onto your bags at all times.
  • Be aware of the potential for distraction thefts.

At the hotel:

  • Don't allow hotel staff, service people, or any other visitor into your room without confirming who they are at the front desk.
  • Do not leave small valuables that can be pocketed in your room.Use the hotel safe if not required.
  • Limit the valuables you carry around the pool and beach areas.
  • Keep doors and windows locked including balcony doors.

Car trips:

In addition to daily precautionary measures that should be taken;

  • Don't leave maps on display.
  • Accompany children to the washroom

For further information, please contact Crime Prevention Services at (905) 453-2121 Ext. 4021.

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