TN Promise at Motlow my Motlow Academic ProgramsApply Now

Vehicle Safety & Security

  • Carry a cell phone for emergency communication
  • Never let fuel level get below 1/4 tank
  • Drive on well-traveled streets and keep your car in gear while it is stopped
  • Allow at least one car length space between your car and the car in front of you in case someone tries to get into your car you can escape by pulling away
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and check your rear view mirror often
  • Keep doors locked and windows shut and keep valuables out of sight; either covered or in the trunk
  • Never give rides to people you do not know
  • Lock your vehicle and keep the key separate from your purse or backpack or pocket the key
  • Close all vehicle windows
  • Don't leave credit cards or other important personal papers in the vehicle glove compartment
  • Do not place a mini replica of a license plate or personal identification on a vehicle's key ring
  • Store a spare key in your wallet, not inside or outside your vehicle since thieves know all the hiding places
  • Do not disconnect the buzzer that warns you of keys left in the ignition
  • Use a locking gas cap, not only to prevent theft of gasoline, but to limit a thief to the amount of driving he can do on one tank
  • Always park in a well-lighted and busy area
  • Always keep your car serviced to avoid breakdowns in deserted areas
  • If your car breaks down on the highway, pull completely off the roadway, raise the hood and turn on emergency flashers, stay inside the car with the doors locked, wait for police
  • If your vehicle breaks down and someone stops to assist you, stay in your vehicle and ask them to contact the police
  • When approaching your vehicle have your key in hand for quick entry