It’s that time of the year – students are heading back to college! If your college student is taking a car with him/her to campus, here are some safety tips to keep in mind:
- Park in well-lit areas and be aware of your surroundings.
- Have your cell phone readily available when walking back from the parking lot in case of an emergency.
- Make sure your windows are up and your car doors are locked.
- Keep your valuables hidden, as well as any personal information/identification such as mail or bills.
- Keep your car keys in a secure spot in your dorm room and have them out and ready when walking to your car.
- Follow your campus’ traffic rules.
- Always be alert and focused while driving. There are many pedestrians and bicyclists on campus, some who are not always paying attention.
- Never drink and drive.
- Never text and drive.
To give yourself some peace of mind while your child is away at school, install a T3 from 911Tracker. If your child’s vehicle is stolen, moves without authorization, or is involved in an accident, the T3 will notify your child and you (as the emergency contact), and can connect you directly to the 911 operator located nearest the vehicle. Not only will the T3 protect your child’s car from theft, but you can keep track of the vehicle without being intrusive. You have the ability to check the location of your child’s vehicle at any time by sending a text message to the T3. The T3 will respond with a text showing GPS speed, direction, and location.
T3 Tech Tip: The T3 will automatically notify the owner if the vehicle battery is getting low.