Vision Tactical Media
Armed robberies and hijackings in driveways remain at an unbearable high in many areas, especially around Gauteng.
Criminal activity and in particular hijackings occur on a daily basis.
Vision Tactical believe that it’s imperative for motorists to equip themselves and not fall victim to attacks or hijackings and advises motorists to take precautions.
Here’s 14 Tips To Help You Avoid A Hijacking:
1 When approaching your vehicle, keep your key ready but not visible. Unlock your car when you’re close by.
2 Check the rear seat before getting into your car.
3 A well-maintained car is less likely to break down and leave you vulnerable.
4 Plan your route and let someone know what your route is and when to expect you at your destination.
5 Always check the rear-view mirror to see if you are being followed.
6 Avoid driving with your windows open and keep the doors locked. Put all valuables out of sight.
7 Avoid distractions while driving such as using a cell phone.
8 If you suspect you are being followed, drive to your nearest police station or a busy public area.
9 When approaching a red traffic light, slow down so that you only reach it when it turns green.
10 Make sure your driveway is well lit and clear of shrubbery.
11 If possible, park in a central, well-lit place, preferably with guards on duty.
12 When stopping behind another vehicle, leave half a vehicle length in front so you can make an emergency escape if necessary.
13 Change your routes and your schedule if possible on a regular basis.
14 Make arriving at your destination safer by calling ahead and asking someone to open and close your gate for you.
These are just a few tips motorists can make use of to minimize the risk of being a ‘hijacking victim’.
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