Be Aware, Stay Safe 

 

We live in a county where hi-jacking is a very real threat. It is however a problem that can be prevented by making a few simple changes to your behaviour. Here are some easy tips to keep you, your family as well as your car safe.

Be Aware:

– Get to know your environment, as well as who belongs in the vicinity of your home or workplace   and take note of strangers

– Be aware of anything out of the ordinary

– Ensure that all your vehicle’s doors are locked and windows closed

– Vary your routes to work, home, gym, shop, etc. as much as possible. Remember that hijackers are professionals too, and that they usually plan their attacks

– Ensure that your mirrors are adjusted to provide you with optimal all round view of your immediate   surroundings

When Entering Vehicle and Driving:

– Ensure that you know the route to your destination and be very alert should you get lost

– Always drive with your windows closed and doors locked

– Ensure that passengers you have dropped off are safely inside the next vehicle or premises before departing

– Avoid driving through high crime or unfamiliar areas

– Avoid driving late at night or early in the morning when possible

 

When Parking:

– When returning home after dark, ensure that you stop in a well-lit area or have someone meet you  outside, and ensure that you were not followed

– When exiting your vehicle, be cautious and aware of surrounding obstructions, particularly shrubbery that may be concealing a possible attacker

– Never sit in your parked car without being conscious of your surroundings

– When approaching your driveway, be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles or people

Although these tips are meant to prevent a hi-jacking nothing is for sure. Always remember no car is worth more than you life. Be  safe!