The Wichita Falls Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and to remind everyone of a few safety tips to help make this time more enjoyable.
· Please give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
· Do not drive tired. If you become drowsy, find a safe place to stop and take a break.
· Always, wear your safety belt.
· Be prepared to slow down. The road conditions can quickly change due to weather or traffic congestion.
· Always, be mindful of your surroundings.
· Lock your car; Take your keys; Hide your belongings.
· If you are shopping at night, try to park in well-lighted areas.
· Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
· Keep a record of all your credit card numbers and contact your credit card company immediately if one is stolen.
· If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time have a neighbor collect your mail.
· Have various inside lights on multiple timers.
· Ensure that all your doors and windows are locked and secured.
· If someone knocks at your door that you do not know you do not have to answer it.