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Hijacking and smash-and-grabs <h2 class="sectHeading">​Hijacking</h2><p>Some parts of South Africa’s roads can be extremely dangerous for drivers, especially at night or in secluded areas.</p><p><strong>Hijacking is a reality, and you need to be aware of it at all times by following these guidelines: </strong> </p><ul><li>Be alert!</li><li>Do not pull over to answer your cell phone.</li><li>Make sure your vehicle is in good working order and that you always have enough fuel to complete your journey.</li><li>It is illegal to stop along freeways unless in an emergency or because of a breakdown.</li><li>The N2 is a particular hotspot for crime. The stoning of cars can lead to hijackings.</li></ul><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p>Camera operators make patrol vehicles aware of stationary vehicles. If it is someone pulling over to take a call, we’re potentially diverting resources away from someone who is really in need of assistance.</p></div></div><h2 class="sectHeading">Smash-and-grab</h2><p>‘Smash-and-grab’ has become a problem on our roads. Car windows are smashed when a car is not moving or moving very slowly (parked or in heavy traffic) and handbags, briefcases, and laptops are stolen out of the car. Please see our leaflet below to find tips on how you can reduce your risk of ‘smash and grabs’.</p>GP0|#ca2eafff-aefa-4836-a7e7-d5a37acbbde4;L0|#0ca2eafff-aefa-4836-a7e7-d5a37acbbde4|Hijacking and smash-and-grabs;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#00d4d49a-c378-43ad-bf39-d52bd0d43fdc;GPP|#bb1d214c-4a13-47f8-89cd-911676b553ad;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#c2102b8b-b672-4105-8f92-2350e8e74894;L0|#0c2102b8b-b672-4105-8f92-2350e8e74894|Hijacking and smash-and-grabs;GPP|#14f28a8e-0a68-42b1-8871-7e8fd66a3283;GPP|#14a3ee0b-b641-42d6-9511-506df3d1bdc9;GPP|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;GP0|#b3d1eecd-af1a-4733-9c02-d29d505877b2;L0|#0b3d1eecd-af1a-4733-9c02-d29d505877b2|Hijacking and smash-and-grabs;GPP|#0f252e5e-cbae-49e4-a32a-5948f5c74f9d;GPP|#9f841cad-99c7-419d-a78f-65752fc421d4;GPP|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;GP0|#4ba7d139-56a7-412a-908f-23fc156a706c;L0|#04ba7d139-56a7-412a-908f-23fc156a706c|Hijacking and smash-and-grabs;GPP|#535b3a4a-cc07-4f22-a0ae-87bac46e162a;GPP|#6f520d07-fa28-4a39-a1a6-a53c75fe9ed2;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24If you drive a motor vehicle, learn how to avoid hijackings and ‘smash-and-grabs’.





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