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Transportation Safety Information

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department would like your help!


Don't allow someone to remove your valuables from the inside of your vehicle.

Please consider the following tips to prevent you from becoming a victim.
  • Always lock your doors and roll up your windows.
  • Never leave valuable items in your vehicle.
  • Store packages in the trunk of your vehicle while shopping.
  • Remove your telephone, iPod, purse, briefcase, backpack, cash and even loose change each time you leave your vehicle.
  • Park in well lit areas at night.
  • Park your car in the driveway rather than the street.
  • Consider a car alarm for added protection.
  • Call 911 if you see any suspicious activity.


Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to keep valuables out of their vehicles at home, at work or while running errands. For additional transportation safety tips, please review the following information:

North Carolina law enforcement officers know first-hand the benefits of the seat belt law. More and more adults and children are surviving crashes with less serious injuries or none at all. Seat belts and safety seats are the reason why.

All drivers and passengers, in the rear seats as well as in the front seat, ages 16 and older must wear their seat belts.  Children less than age 16 are covered by NC Child Passenger Safety Laws.  North Carolina Law (NCGS 20-135.2A)