Watch the video of how criminals act quick, and ruthlessly in an attempt to steal your vehicle. These perpetrators have no mercy and will kill a victim if threatened when taking the car. It is a fact that hijackings in South Africa happen every day, and as the crime situation worsens, there is a greater risk of becoming a victim.
Hijackers prefer areas with easily accessible escape routes. It is worthwhile to consider that; most hijackings take place in the driveways of residential areas. When cars are stationary, next to a road, or if the driver stops to answer a cell phone call, or when cars have stopped at traffic signs or intersections. At times the perpetrators will force the victim off the road, there is the risk of a hijacking taking place when fetching or dropping off children at schools or other locations when the vehicle is idling while offloading or picking up passengers.
Consider the following action to avoid a hijacking, and make sure your driveway is well lit up. Always check your driveway and street when leaving or entering your premises. Become an alert person and concentrate on your surroundings, by avoiding distractions. Be mindful of vehicles parked close to your home and proceed cautiously if occupants are inside. Rather drive away and get help. If you suspect that a hijacking can take place, phone home and ensure the driveway is safe before entering. Always stay alerted and try to avoid a hijacking.
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