Vehicle Thefts Spike During the Summer


Drivers of all types of motor vehicle are urged by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to be especially vigilant during the remainder of the summer in order to protect your property from being stolen. NHTSA reports that a motor vehicle is stolen every 41 seconds in the United States with over 765,000 victims of car, auto, and motor vehicle theft each year. Heidi King, the Deputy Administrator of NHSTA, states that “vehicle theft is a crime that hurts consumers and the economy.” In addition to the vehicle itself, NHSTA reports that thieves target car engines and radios along with personal items left inside of cars such as mobile phones, electronic devices, wallets, and pocketbooks. According to NHTSA, the best prevention against car theft and theft from cars is to make sure to always look your car doors and not to leave valuables inside of your car. If it is necessary to leave items of value in your car, they should be hidden from view. Additional suggestions from NHTSA include taking your keys with you, closing windows all the way, parking in well-lit areas and to consider utilizing car alarms, car immobilizers and/or electronic vehicle recovery systems.

The auto and truck accident injury attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety and well-being of automobile drivers and passengers throughout Pennsylvania and serve motor vehicle accident victims and their families in Reading, Berks County, and Pottsville, Schuylkill County. The lawyers at the firm also handle cases in courts throughout Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia. To schedule a consultation, call us at 610-370-6682 or fill out a contact form on our website.

From the desk of Adam K. Levin, Esquire

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