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Updated 02 May 2013

Prevent car hijacking

Every year, thousands of South Africans become victims of car hijackings. Luckily, there is much you can do to make sure you're not an easy target.

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Every year, thousands of South Africans become victims of car hijackings. Luckily, there is much you can do to make sure you're not an easy target.

Take action:


When you walk towards your car, check if you're being followed – if you're not sure, go past your car, or go into a shop or other establishment; if you think someone might be following you while driving, don’t go home, but drive to the nearest police station; when approaching an intersection, drive in the centre lane to make it harder for people to approach you; ensure that the area around your gate is well-lit – many hijackings occur while victims wait for the gate to open; always let someone know where you are going and how long you will be gone; take self-defence lessons.

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