WATCH: Here's how you can avoid a hijacking situation

<b>HOW HIJACKING CAN BE AVOIDED</b>With hijacking common place in South Africa, simply being aware of surroundings could save motorist from a potentially traumatic ordeal.<i>Gif:CICA</i>
<b>HOW HIJACKING CAN BE AVOIDED</b>With hijacking common place in South Africa, simply being aware of surroundings could save motorist from a potentially traumatic ordeal.<i>Gif:CICA</i>

South Africa - Earlier in May, Wheels24 reported about the hijacking video posted by the 'Crime Intelligence and Community Awareness' group where it showed a driver escaping the situation simply by being aware of the surroundings.

According to statistics released by the South African Police Service in March 2017, a total of 12 743 vehicles were hijacked in South Africa between April and December 2016 – that’s 14.9% more than in the 2015/16 financial year. 

Earlier in 2017, Wheels24 reported that more than 1400 vehicles are hijacked each month in South Africa, according to the latest crime statistics by the South African Police Service's (SAPS).

READ: '1 car hijacked every 32 minutes' in SA

CICA posted a new video highlighting another situation whereby the driver was hijacked in their own yard.

The video compared the two situations, raising awareness on being alert in potential hijack situations.

Check it out:

In 2016, Wheels24 reported on a hijacking incident whereby which the driver managed to think on his feet and escape the situation unscathed. The motorist is seen reacting quickly to an armed man who jumped out of a vehicle that had pulled up alongside the driver at a security boom.

Check out the video here:

Read the full story here.


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