Security advice when driving

We often think about our security when in our home or place of work, but do you think about your safety and security when driving in your car? Carjacking and car theft are on the increase and criminals are becoming more and more inventive when it comes to thinking up ways to get into your vehicle.
Driving alone around the countryside, through cities or towns can be risky especially when you drive at night or early in the morning. This is often when most crimes take place and they can happen so quickly that you barely have time to think let alone react.
There are a number of simple rules you can follow to try and ensure your safety when driving in your vehicle. Firstly, always lock the doors including any passenger doors. This is a simple process that can make a huge difference. Sometimes criminals will try a number of car doors until they find one that is open. If you happen to carry expensive or sort after items in your vehicle, then it may be worth investing in some privacy glass. You should also always use a parcel shelf to conceal goods in the boot and make sure you never leave valuables on display. Having your handbag on the passenger seat is an attractive sight for criminals when you are stopped in traffic.