Our Constable, Precinct 5, officers who patrol the District remind us there are some simple ways to stay safe this season, both while driving and shopping.
One out of every five traffic accidents is caused by distracted driving. Precinct 5 Constables officers remind us to keep our eyes on the road and save texting for later.
And while parking at stores, don’t leave anything showing in your vehicle, say the deputies. It seems simple enough, but thieves love this time of the year, known for easy pickings. Every holiday season, crooks steal multitudes of packages, mobile phones and laptops from parked vehicles in Houston. You not only lose your stuff, you’re left with smashed windows and locks – all in a matter of seconds.
At home, be careful with candles and decorations. Thousands of deaths are caused by fires, burns and other fire-related injuries every year, according to the National Safety Council. Fires started by candles are a prime cause, reports the National Fire Protection Association. Each December, increased use of candles and fireplaces – combined with lots of combustible, seasonal decorations – puts many homes at risk for dangerous fires. For more ways to keep your home and loved ones safe this season, visit the National Safety Council’s holiday page here.