By: Natasha Archary
Most hijackings took place in Gauteng, with a record 9k+ reports, followed by KZN (3,041). Drivers were most likely to be targeted on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 6pm and 9pm and on a Friday or Saturday night between 9pm and midnight. According to
With the curfew extended to 11pm, this means motorists should have their guard up once again when on the roads.
In 2017, CTrack released a hijacking reporting detailing the highest risk vehicle brands in South Africa.
Forget the myth that the most expensive cars are more likely to be hijacked. Thosese cars are easier to recognise, come fitted with tracking devices and have parts that are difficult to sell.
If you drive one of the following vehicle brands, you should take extra precaution on the roads and where you park your car.
- VW (Volkswagen)
The VW Polo remains the most hijacked vehicle in the country, with the Toyota Fortuner being the most targeted SUV for hijackers, followed closely by the Ford Ranger.
The vehicle brands that are safer to own according to the report are: