Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life 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. 0 iStock Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid 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.Visit our First Aid Centre for more info. NEXT ON HEALTH24X FDA bans e-cig liquid products that look like snacks and candies 2018-09-12 19:00 More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier HIV/AIDS » 5 ridiculous things some people still believe about HIV/Aids It’s time to shine the light on some of the ridiculous and far-fetched perceptions about HIV that people still have. Fitness » 7 strange things that happened to my body during my first marathon Earlier this year, Health24 writer Marelize Wilke ran her first ever full marathon. She tells us about the effects it had on her body.