Protect your scooter from theft

The information on this page is provided by Victoria Roads (original source here).

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It takes a matter of seconds for a thief to steal a scooter or motorcycle, especially if they are left either unsecured or with inadequate security. Here are a number of things you can do to help keep your vehicle safe...

Park wisely

  • Park in the safest place you can when you are collecting or delivering orders.
  • When riding, park in well-lit areas and use designated motorcycle parking areas and anchorage points where possible. 
  • Most motorcycles are stolen from residential locations. When at home, try to park out of sight, or behind locable gates or in a locked garage. Secure your bike by fastening it to an immovable object or anchorage. 
  • Use a motorcycle cover to conceal your bike. 

Secure your bike 

  • Always secure your bike handles with a steering lock. Remove the ignition keys, even if you are close by or away for a few minutes. It only takes a few seconds for a theif to steal your vehicle. 
  • Use a manual locking device such as an alarmed disc lock, D lock or chain and padlock. 
  • Invest in a good alarm to go with your lock.

Other safety tips 

  • Uniquely mark your bike and photograph these markings to help police identify your vehicle, marking your bike will also make it more difficult for criminals to sell parts.
  • Keep a note of your bikes unique features, make, model, brand, and serial numbers.

These simple tips should help you prevent thefts from happening, and ensure you are properly prepared in the worst-case scenario that your vehicle is taken.

If you find your car is stolen, call:

  • Triple zero (000) if the incident is life-threatening, needs immediate police attendance, a crime is happening now, or an offender is (or may be) still in the area.
  • The Police Assistance Line (131 444) if you were the victim of a crime, and to report lost property or property related crime such as a theft or property damage, or to make general police enquiries.
  • Crime Stoppers (1 800 333 000) to report information about a crime that has been committed.