This probably the most important thing you can do. Constantly checking your mirrors (yes, K53... I know), being aware of your surroundings and vehicles and people around you will allow you to notice things that are out of the ordinary. In light of the fact that most hijackings are said to occur in and around driveways because of how confined most are, it behooves of motorists to be at their most vigilant when arriving or leaving home and the workplace.
It's best to have a well-lit driveway. Be extra careful when approaching your remote controlled gate, rather slow down on approach, open and then drive in. Also watch out for loitering individuals, and other unusual items such as rocks that can be used to obstruct your vehicle or the gate itself. Once inside the driveway, ensure that the gate closes completely before alighting from the vehicle. If you have to manually open the gate, it's best to switch the ignition off and take your keys with you if you have a child in the car or other valuables. Once inside, it's best to close and lock the gate immediately, rather than driving on to your garage and leaving the gate open.
3. Traffic lights
It is important to allow for space to be able to maneuver out of a situation where hijackers might be trying to block your car in while stationary at traffic lights. Hijackers also might graze your bumper or even fake a break-down all with the aim of grabbing your attention and get you out of your car. It's also important to ensure that all doors are locked at all times. Windows must be closed or opened only slightly. All valuable goods must be away from prying eyes, safe in the boot.
4. Avoidance is best, but if hijacked,
then your priority is to live. Follow instructions and avoid eye contact. Negotiate only if the opportunity presents itself. if you live to tell the tale, whatever you did was right. Your life is all that matters.
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