Operation Bounce Back
Operation Bounce Back, an initiative of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, Suncorp Insurance and Logan City Council, is a car theft prevention awareness campaign aimed at educating residents about the myths and realities of car security.
100 lucky Logan residents will have an opportunity to improve the security of their pre-2001 manufactured vehicle. Logan residents can apply for a free fully installed engine immobiliser by submitting a completed entry form to Logan City Council by 5pm Friday 30 August 2013.
Logan City Council
Community Services Branch
PO Box 3226
Logan Central DC 4114
Conditions of entry:
- Vehicle owners must be a resident of Logan and the vehicle registered to an address in Logan.
- The applicant's vehicle must be manufactured before 2001 and must not be fitted with an engine immobiliser.
- Successful applicants must supply address and vehicle details including registration number to be eligible to receive an engine immobiliser installation voucher.
- Engine immobiliser vouchers must be used before Monday 30 September 2013.
Successful applications will be notified by post. For further information, please contact Council's Community Services Branch on 3412 4261.
All residents are reminded to ensure their vehicles are secured by remembering these 4 easy tips:
- Always park your vehicle wisely. At night, try to park in well-lit areas that have plenty of through traffic.
- When leaving your vehicle unattended, fully close the windows, lock all the doors and take the keys with you.
- Never leave items such as mobile phones, bags, iPods or other valuables in sight in your unattended vehicle. If you need to leave valuables in your car, hide them before you get to where you are going to park.
Secure your vehicle
- If you have a steering wheel lock, use it.
- Install an engine immobiliser. Quality immobilisers for around $200 are available, installed, under the CAR-SAFE Immobilise Now! program. Call 1300 132 146 for more information.
- If you have off-street parking, use it.
- Always use secure parking facilities where they are available.
Protect your keys
- Never leave your car unattended with the key in the ignition. Many cars are stolen from petrol stations, corner stores and driveways where the owner has left the car, with the key in the ignition.
- Never hide a second set of keys anywhere on your car: thieves know where to look.
- A good rule is that if the car is at home but you are out make sure all the keys are with you.
Brochures relating to car safety:
- Car Safety (PDF 145 KB)
- Car Safe Tips (PDF 485 KB)
- Immobilisers (PDF 636 KB)
- Tips on Buying a Used Vehicle (PDF 531 KB)
If you have information on stolen vehicles contact Crime Stoppers anonymous hotline on 1800 333 000.
For more information on car safety please visit www.carsafe.com.au