Community members gathered at Elma Park-based Trinity Presbyterian Church to learn some useful hijacking prevention tips.
The workshop was hosted by Fidelity ADT on October 6 and included information from the National Hijack Prevention Academy.
Community development manager Fidelity ADT Renee Basson said hijackings remain an issue in suburbs around Johannesburg.
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She said it is important that residents take the issue seriously and equip themselves.
Topics covered during the two-hour workshop included:
• The definition of a hijacking and where and when it starts.
• How to improve awareness.
• How to pre-empt a possible attack.
• Advice on how to behave in a hijacking situation and how to get them and their families out of the vehicle.
“We are all potential victims of hijacking in South Africa. It is a horrifying reality we confront each day,” said Basson.
“The answer is to achieve confident behaviour and the course provides step-by-step instructions on hijack prevention and survival.”
Basson said it was great to see so many community members at the workshop.