Do not drive when you have been drinking. Have a designated driver or call a taxi when you know that you will be consuming alcohol.
When driving up to your house, never park in your driveway facing the gate. Hijackers may park behind you and block you in. Always stop in the road until the gate is open before you turn into your driveway.
Always travel with windows and doors locked and with valuables out of sight. If windows have to be open, ensure the opening isn’t big enough to fit a hand through.
Always leave enough room between your car and the one in front of you to avoid being ‘boxed in’ should you need to escape.
Be aware of anyone who approaches your car at traffic lights, stop signs or your driveway. Don’t be distracted.
Be aware of suspicious looking people, including women, at traffic lights and intersections.
Do not drive directly home after you visited a bank or a place where you received money and or a parcel. Be alert as to who is around you when leaving and also along the journey to your destination.
Always park your vehicle at a secure location and if there is security guard ask for his name. Park your car in areas visible to CCTV cameras where possible. Make sure that your vehicle is properly locked by testing the door handle(s).
Try to avoid stopping on the highway; rather take the next off ramp to stop in a more public area where you can stretch, refresh yourself and/or take a break from driving. Always keep the following numbers in case of emergencies : Police 995; Ambulance 994; Fire – 993 on Mobile phones call112.
In case of an accident, take a picture with a camera or mobile phone and file an accident report with the police.You will need a case number for ZIB to file your claim with the insurer. Remember to get names, addresses, telephone numbers and ID numbers of everyone involved in the accident.