Whatever you like to call it, it’s still a huge problem in South Africa. Stopping is definitely not recommended, so I snapped this photo of a “Hi-jacking Hotspot!” sign from our moving vehicle, and was very happy that it actually turned out. It’s one of a few on the road from Pretoria to Kruger National Park.
Just for shits and gigs, check out this video on an anti-carjacking device called “The Blaster.” It’s no longer available for sale, but apparently there are still some cars in South Africa that are equipped with this scorcher. I guess this thing would put hijackers themselves in the ultimate hotspot.