Put Safety First
We believe that prevention is better than cure and we urge
drivers to be alert and vigilant when on the road. Police
figures indicate that most hijackings happen within a 5km radius
from your home – because this is when you are in your comfort
zone. It is important to ensure that you are always aware. When
you leave or enter your premises, always be on the lookout for
If you are involved in a hijacking
- If you are involved in a hijacking, don’t put up a fight
- be as submissive as possible. Give them what they want
and, if possible do not look into their eyes. Concentrate on
surviving – resisting your hijackers could cause them to
become violent. Remember, possessions can be replaced, a
- Listen to the hijackers and do exactly what they tell
you to do – never initiate any movement yourself. Do not
scream or make sudden movements.
- Keep your hands where the hijackers can see them,
ideally at chest level.
- Do not reach for your bag or any other valuables.
- If they order you out of the car, open the door slowly
with one hand, keeping the other one up where they can see
- Slowly move away from the car.
- Be honest with your hijackers – if they ask you if you
have a wallet, cell phone or firearm on you, tell them the
truth. If they find out that you have lied to them, they may
- If you have children in the back seat, tell your
hijackers. It has been Tracker’s experience that the vast
majority of hijackers will allow you to take your children
- If ordered to lie down, do this and stay there until
you’re sure the hijackers have left.
- If the hijackers insist that you drive the vehicle,
drive carefully and do not do anything out of the ordinary.
- After the hijacking, contact the police (10111) and
Tracker (0800 13 23 23) as soon as possible. The sooner you
let us know, the quicker we can track down your vehicle and
hopefully make an arrest.
(Click here for information on our Vehicle Recovery Process)
- A hijacking is an extremely traumatic experience and we
strongly recommend that you get professional trauma
counselling to help you deal with the incident.
- Do not attempt to press your assist button during a
Please note that the above tips constitute a proposed
precautionary guideline and Tracker and Auto Wizz will not be
held liable for any loss or damage resulting there from.