Park Smart 

With auto break-ins a persistent issue in San Francisco, it’s important that residents and visitors keep their belongings safe when parking throughout the city.  Here’s a rundown of easy-to-follow “Park Smart” tips and safe habits to adopt that should prove useful.

  • If you love it, don’t leave it. Don’t tempt a thief by leaving valuables in your parked car such as cell phones and tablets; luggage and shopping bags; wallets and passports; purses and backpacks; and laptops and cameras. 
  • Turn off the ignition. Never leave your car running unattended. 
  • Keep your vehicle and tires in good condition. This helps prevent breakdowns which could strand you in a dark or unfamiliar place. 
  • Lock your doors when you get in your car. 
  • If you see something, say something. If you see a motorist in distress, call 9-1-1 versus stopping to help. 
  • Clear your trunk and take your valuables with you every time you leave your car.
  • If you are being followed, drive to the nearest police or fire station; a populated area is a good default.

Please view and download these Park Smart flyers.