Hijacking is a reality in South Africa and many live in fear of the day it might happen to them. Richard and Melinda Rossouw, of the National Hijack Prevention Academy (NHPA), provide insight into certain avoidances and protection strategies that could prove invaluable in your time of need.
NHPA provides driver training modules, such as Collision Avoidance / Skidpan and Defensive Driving.
These modules are available online here and provide information about avoiding hijacking or getting through a hijacking safely.
One of the most important things to remember in an armed hijacking is to immediately drop to the ground, remain still, and obey the orders of the leader. If confronted:
Vehicle tracking company Ctrack has released it hijacking and crime statistics, which shows the most targeted passenger vehicles, SUVs, trucks, and vehicle manufacturers in South Africa. Ctrack based the report on data and analytics collected from January through December 2016.