July is Watch Your Car Month

Almost half of the vehicles stolen in Texas each year are easy targets because the keys are left inside. With auto crime spiking each year in July, the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles today kicks off Watch Your Car Month to remind drivers to make smart choices that can prevent auto crime.

“We’re asking drivers to take responsibility for their vehicles and what’s inside them,” said ABTPA Board Chair Carlos Garcia, who is also police chief for the Port of Brownsville. “Taking simple steps, like hiding personal belongings, can significantly decrease the chances of becoming a victim.”

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