The front and back sides of the notice
which hangs on the rear-view mirror.
Mr. Ian Wallace, Chairman of the
Garioch and North Marr CSG and Sergeant Andy Verreydt check the
contents of a car.
Police Scotland have announced the launch of a pro-active
campaign designed to target car crime, particularly break-ins to
This initiative, which is being run in partnership with Garioch and North Marr Community Safety
Group, involves displaying a high profile card hanger
from the vehicle's interior mirror, to warn prospective thieves
that there is nothing of value contained within. The inside of
the card has reminders to the driver to make sure that nothing of
value is left on display, that windows are shut and doors locked
and that the alarm or immobilier is activated.
Westhill-based Sergeant Andy Verreydt, stated:
"The purpose of this campaign is to illustrate to
motorists that by simply displaying a high visibility card from
the interior mirror of their vehicles, warning potential thieves
that the car is secure and there is nothing of value on display,
they can reduce the chances of becoming victims of
Mr. Ian Wallace, Chairman of the Garioch and North Marr Community Safety
" It is my hope that this initiative will enable
motorists to reduce the possibility of becoming victims of car
crime, especially at this time of year. We are therefore
delighted to be able to offer our support to Police Scotland and
to be working in partnership with them in tackling this important
Sergeant Verreydt concluded:
"By displaying these warning cards within their
vehicles, and remembering to remove any items of value from view
and securing any doors or windows, motorists can significantly
reduce the chances of becoming victims of this crime, which is
especially harrowing at this time of year."
If you would like a card to help make your car more secure,
they are available from Westhill, Huntly and Inverurie Police
Offices, together with a number of local garages and filling
If you want more information regarding this initiative you can
contact Police Scotland by phone by dialling 101.