Last minute Christmas shopping can be very hectic especially for parents who bring their children along. You never want to lose your kid in a store but just in case you do Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison says make sure your child is educated on what to do. Harrison says not to leave them in the car it's always better to take them in the store with you.
When it comes to the holiday traffic Harrison says you have to obey all traffic laws and not drive distracted. For those you do some holiday traveling he says thieves watch for inactivity at a house because they like easy targets. Harrison says to put your lights on timers and have trusted neighbors check on your house while you are gone.