Dawson Creek RCMP and ICBC helping residents protect older vehicles from auto crime

Dawson Creek

2023-02-01 13:50 PST

Today, Dawson Creek RCMP and ICBC are launching a new initiative to help curb the theft of older model vehicles in the area. Residents with pre-2008 vehicles without an anti-theft device can get a free steering wheel lock, while supplies last, by bringing proof of valid B.C. insurance to the Dawson Creek RCMP Detachment.

We’re working to bring down auto theft rates, but older model vehicles are still being targeted, said Sgt Jaime Moffat Detachment Commander, Dawson Creek RCMP. We’re distributing free steering wheel locks to help address these thefts in our community. Steering wheel locks are the most cost-effective tool we have to prevent the theft of vehicles without immobilizers.

Thieves are constantly looking for any opportunity so we’re asking everyone to be vigilant and proactive in protecting their vehicles, said Doug Mac Donald, road safety and community coordinator for northern B.C. Many older vehicles don't have immobilizers or other anti-theft devices, which makes them prime targets for thieves. We want to help protect our customers in Dawson Creek by providing free steering wheel locks to prevent these thefts.

Tips for preventing auto crime:

If you notice anything suspicious or spot a potential stolen vehicle, contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700.

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