California leads the nation in two of the most common causes of death,occhiali oakley, injury, and property damage to drivers: fatal traffic accidents and vehicle theft. The National Insurance Crime Bureau, NICB, lists California as the leading state for auto and truck theft, accounting for 164,ralph lauren baby,021 of the 797,oakley occhiali, 616 vehicles stolen in the United States in 2009. With 92 percent of all carjacking incidents involving some type of weapon and around one third of all victims suffering personal injury,oakley frogskins ebay, the impact on communities is far greater than financial,abbigliamento uomo, according to a lawyer in the state.

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The incidence of car theft,ray ban wayfarer, however,louis vuitton borse, tends to be based more on the year,louis vuitton outlet, make,longchamp borse, and model of the vehicle than the locality in which it is stolen,occhiali ray ban. In 2009,spaccio occhiali, the 1994 Honda Accord, the 1995 Honda Civic,toms for sale, the 1991 Toyota Camry, and the 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck were the five most frequently stolen passenger vehicles,ray ban wayfarer.

Although drivers are more likely to be targets of car thieves in certain areas and in certain vehicles, there are precautions they can take to avoid becoming victims,occhiali oakley. Never leave a vehicle running, whether in a home drive way or to run into a store. Always park the vehicle in well-lit areas, removing or hiding valuables,polo ralph lauren, and locking it,borse alviero martini. In addition,alviero martini orologi, avoid leaving items containing personal information,borse alviero martini, such as bank statements,cheap toms, as these could assist in identity theft in the unfortunate even that the vehicle is stolen,occhiali oakley, explains a lawyer,abbigliamento online.

As much as Californians enjoy and depend on their cars and trucks, driving carries certain risks, with accidents and theft being two of the main ones.

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