It was around the 1920s that people had the first opportunity to lock their car doors.
Before that the vehicle security system consisted of a small key that was required to be in the ignition system before the vehicle could start.
This was around 1911 - 109 years later it seems that door locks have evolved greatly.
Wikipedia indicates, "Pressing a button on the key unlocks all of the car doors. Another button locks the car".
What a concept.
"Is this true?" I ask myself.
Then I remember the reports received in relation to valuables such as wallets and cash being stolen from vehicles left unlocked when not in use in our area, and I realise that it must be just a dream.
If a press button gizmo to lock and unlock your vehicle had been invented, then there would not be any steal from motor vehicle incidents where access is gained through unlocked doors.
How good would it be to never have anything stolen from your vehicle again because there was a type of locking mechanism on the car doors that prevented any crook from penetrating the perimeter of our automobiles.
But alas, the reality is, vehicles are still being left unlocked, valuables are being stolen and I am still sitting here, drowning in sarcasm and dreaming of the day that everyone locks their cars and I can move on.
Where possible do not leave items of value in your car.
Lock it or lose it.
Dealing with a dispute: Have you ever had an argument with the neighbour over a fence or a dispute over a debt or some other conflict that does not equate to a criminal offence but all you can think to do is call the police?
If the answer is yes, then have I got some great information for you.
Community Justice Centres can help with dispute resolution through mediation.
Sitting down and talking about your problem couldn't hurt, it may even resolve your problem and allow you to get on with your life.
If you are in need of the Community Justice Centre, jump on the phone and freecall 1800 990 777 or email email@example.com.
For more information, get on the google and punch in www.cjc.nsw.gov.au .
You have nothing to lose!
As always, in case of emergency, call (000)
Remember you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police or ringing Crime Stoppers. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget, cops are tops.
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