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Vehicle Safety and Maintenance

Brakes:

Your brakes are obviously one of the most important components on your automobile. Proper care and regular maintenance is essential to protect both yourself and others from the potential harm caused by faulty brakes. Some signs that your brakes may be failing or require maintenance include:

Child Restraint Safety

For tips and information regarding child seat safety please contact Transport Canada

Road Safety

Road safety is an important issue on today's crowded roadways.

Airbags and Seatbelts

Airbags have been the topic of much discussion since they have become a standard feature with newer automobiles. For information and guidelines pertaining to use and safety issues of air bags please contact the following organizations:

Drinking and Driving

Drinking and driving has been the cause of many unfortunate accidents resulting in serious injuries and loss of life on our roadways. The following organizations can provide statistics and information pertaining to drinking and driving:

Cell Phones and Safety

Preparing for Winter Driving

Canadians know that winter driving can be treacherous at the best of times. The following organizations can provide tips and information to help you prepare yourself and your vehicle for safe winter driving.

What to Do When You Are Involved in an Accident

Being involved in an accident can be a very stressful event. To help you protect both yourself and your interests, we have provided some basic hints:

How to Prevent Vehicle Theft

Although you cannot ensure your vehicle will not be stolen you can take a few easy steps to prevent the likelihood of it happening, by making it more difficult for a thief to steal your vehicle and its contents.

For tips and more information to help you avoid having your car broken into or stolen please contact the appropriate industry organization in your area (e.g. Vehicle Information Centre).

How to Prevent Vehicle Theft

Going on Vacation.

If you are going on vacation it is especially important to make your home appear inhabited. To fully protect your home you will need to enlist the help of trusted neighbours, family and friends. Here are some things that you can do:

Note: Before you leave, you should tell someone you trust:

Anti-Theft Devices

The following features are identified in this pamphlet:

Anti-Lock Braking System

The Safety Cushion

Driver Improvement

When the vehicle you are following passes this object begin timing yourself by counting "one thousand and one, one thousand and two", until you pass the same object.

Special Situations Loading

Traction and Visibility

Tailgaters

Fatigue

Choosing Your Car

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Crime Prevention Tips

Burglary is always a crime of opportunity. Here are some interesting facts you should know about burglary:

Home Fire Safety

Are you prepared?

Home Security Checklist

Doors

Windows

Exterior

Garage

Around your apartment

Alarms

While on vacation...

Your personal security

Household inventory

Here's how to prepare your inventory...

Also...

An easier way to take inventory... simply videotape your belongings

Tips for Outside Your Home

There are many things that you can do to the exterior of your house or in the yard to deter burglars and make it more difficult to force entry.

What to do if Your House is broken into

What NOT to Do...

Despite your best efforts, a burglar may still penetrate your home. If you return to find that your house has been robbed:

Fuse and Circuit Breaker Maintenance

Power Bar Safety Tips

Lighting For Safety

Extension Cord Safety

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