June 28, 2005

Edmontonians can register for a free steering wheel lock

Edmonton, Alberta – The Alberta Motor Association (AMA) and the Edmonton Police Service are teaming up to combat vehicle theft in Edmonton by offering free steering wheel locking devices, also known as “The Club,” valued at $40 to $70, to the first 350 citizens who sign up for a session on how to prevent your vehicle from being stolen.

“Vehicle theft is on the rise in Alberta and this program is an effort to educate Edmonton residents on how to reduce their risk of becoming a victim and get them involved in helping to reduce vehicle-related crimes,” said Tim Garrett, Association Services Manager with the AMA.

Drivers receive a free steering wheel lock, in exchange for attending a 30 to 40 minute crime prevention seminar hosted by police. Drivers must commit to using the device daily for at least six months and take part in a series of follow up surveys to track the effectiveness of the device.

Information sessions:

When: Tuesday June 28, 2005 6:00 pm
Where: Kingsway AMA Office, 11220-109 Street, Edmonton, AB

The public can register for a free steering wheel lock by calling the AMA at: (780) 430-5685.

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