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Lewisville Police Department
Monday November 23rd, 2009 :: 01:37 p.m. CST


Stay safe this Holiday Season!

Thanksgiving Safety Tips:

• Plan your trip and drive according to conditions- remember to have a passenger use the cell phone or utilize hands free utility! This largest traveled holiday accounts for the most fatalities.
• Wear your seat belt!!! Seat belts are proven to save lives and prevent injuries.
• Make sure children are secured in an approved child safety seat at all times.
• Get enough rest and don't try to drive when you would normally be asleep.
• If you need to make a phone call, pull off the road and keep your call short.
• Don't answer your cell phone while driving. Let your cell phone take a message and pull off the road to answer your calls.
• Don't text and drive!!! Taking your eyes off the road for just a second or two can have tragic consequences.
• Don't consume alcohol!! Buzzed driving is the same as drunk driving.
• Start your holiday cooking with a clean stove and oven. Make sure any old grease or food spills are cleaned up to lessen the chance of a flare-up.
• Keep kitchen clutter and loose clothing away from stove burners.
• NEVER leave cooking food unattended.
• Turkey fryers are for outdoor use away from combustible structures.
• If the contents in a pot or pan catch fire, do not touch or try to move the pot or pan as you may spread the fire or burn yourself. Extinguish the flames with a metal lid or larger pot.
• Never use water on a grease fire. Extinguish the flames with a metal lid or larger pot.
• Keep holiday decorations away from heat sources such as stoves, candles or heaters.
• In the event of a fire or medical emergency, always call 911.

We wish you safe and happy holiday!

Not everyone shops the legal way!

You can help reduce car burglaries by following these simple rules:

Lock your car. An unlocked vehicle is an open invitation to a car thief. Be sure to lock all points of entry into your vehicle and shut tight any windows including the vent or wind-wing windows.

Place your packages out of sight. Out of sight, out of mind. Thieves don’t want to waste time breaking into your car if they aren’t guaranteed a bargain!

Park your vehicle in well-lit areas at night.

Remove valuable possessions from the car. Items like cell phones, PDAs, IPOD's, jewelry, garage door openers, cameras, laptops and the bags you carry them in are just as enticing to a thief. NEVER leave your purse or wallet in your vehicle!

Don’t use the trunk of your vehicle to hide your holiday presents. Take ALL valuables into your home. If someone does enter your vehicle, they will take all your gifts from the trunk!

Use a secondary anti-theft device if you own one.

Lock it up, out of sight!

Lewisville Police Department
1187 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75067

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 972-219-3600

Elizabeth Mayes

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