Police ticketing unlocked and running vehicles in Fort St. John

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It states that, “a driver must not permit a motor vehicle to stand unattended or parked unless the driver has locked it or made it secure in a manner that prevents its unauthorized use.” 

As the start of their Auto Theft Prevention Campaign, police started leaving notices on the windshields of running vehicles left unlocked, as well as those with valuables left in plain sight, in November. 

“We are very pleased with how the message was received by motorists,” says Corporal Jodi Shelkie. “Drivers realize that by locking their vehicle every time they get out of it and taking the extra time to lock valuables out of sight pays off. No one wants to have their vehicle stolen or to have it broken into.” 

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Anyone who still hasn’t gotten the message will certainly learn a lesson this month as RCMP kicks its campaign into full gear. 

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