I received the followings in my email today, and just wanted to share again on the importance of locking your car door. I remembered back then 13 years ago, when I drive, I don’t have the habit of locking my door while I enter the car, however it was much safer then than now.
I got a friend (NH) whom used to hitch a ride home after work, will be my “reminder” to lock my car door and she is paranoid about this matter. Since she “tumpang” my car, myself also gotten used to the habit of locking my car when I am inside (no matter if the engine is on or off).
Now, with the improvement of the technology, the central locking system is even better, that we can control by stepping on the break, when we enter the car. So, now if I start my engine, first thing will I do is stepping on the break in order to lock my car. (this system can be done even your car is not having it from the manufacturer).
I will try to translate the following passages, and hopefully it can create some awareness..
因為車上有 Baby ，
然後再把車窗搖上和小Baby 玩 ，
“My wife took the baby out with her to buy fried noodles, and stopped the car in front of the stall to order the food, since there was the baby in the car, she just wind the window and ordered directly. While waiting for the food to be ready, she played with the baby. She then noticed 2 young guy came down from the MPV in front of her, and walked towards the rear of her car. The rear door suddenly had a snap sound, while my wife and baby were happily playing. My wife had a shock and saw the 2 guys trying to open the car door. It was good that my wife had a habit of locking the car doors no matter the car is stalled or moving. When my wife told me about it, I was amazed that this kind of action was done even on a day bright light. I can’t imagine what would have happen if the car doors were not locked. Nowadays, bad people will try to attack from the rear of the car as it will be easier to “tame” their victim. And since you have a baby in the car, you wouldn’t leave the baby and run on your own right?”
“My parents were at the hospital visiting a relative last month, and after collecting their car and paid at the exit, it was a “red” light for a stop. The central locking system has yet to be activated, and there were 2 young men entering the car via the rear doors. With immediate reaction, my parents release the seat belts and got down from the car. They just stand right next to the car. These 2 young men were still refused to get down from the car, and my mum just told them at the top of her voice that there were still many relatives in the hospital, and should they need them to come down. The 2 young men then got out from the car and simply apologised and say it’s a wrong car that they have entered. (how can… they are there to rob)! Soon, the got into the car that parked next to my parent’s car and sped off. Scary right? So, if your car central locking system is not working, lock your doors manually before leaving the parking / house.”
“I was in the mood to pick up my son from kindy one day, and while at the traffic light (red), I was the third / forth car. There was a bike approaching my direction and stopped next to me car. There were 2 young men in their 20s riding the bike. As normally bikers will move forward to the front, provided they are trying to get some shed from the sunlight, however JB was drizzling that day, and that’s impossible that the bike was under bright sunlight. What find it weird was that the young men kept looking into my car. Upon the green light, and about to move, I simply heard them spoken in hokkien that “the car doors were lock” and they sped off. After hearing this, I was stunt for a moment knowing their intention, and what if they managed to open the door and kidnap my son at the rear? I have also heard that people entering the unlocked cars to rob the driver, and it will be worse if it became a kidnap crime.
So, my dear friends, it’s just a small action, and remember to lock your car once you are inside. Do not take risk as the current economy situation is not favourable, therefore people will try finding short cuts to earn a living. Protect yourself and your family.. spend a bit more time and thoughts for them.. you will never be able to imagine / predict if this kind of stuff will happen on you or your family member!”
I did my best to translate this (not from google translate) ya… and hope to remind my readers on “LOCKING YOUR CAR DOORS”