Carjacking is on the rise across the United States, with Minneapolis having a 537% increase in these types of incidents in 2020. As carjacking can take many different forms, preparing for every different version can be tough but the following article should give you some solid safety tips to survive Carjacking.
The best preventative measure you can take is to not appear like a potential victim. This means that you should always be aware of your surroundings as much as possible. If someone approaches your vehicle and makes you uncomfortable, immediately drive away. Waiting around to see what will happen only makes you appear more hesitant and thus, you can look like an easier victim.
Being distracted on your phone could also make you appear a lot more vulnerable than you are. This in part is because our phones tend to make us lose sense of our surroundings. Therefore, avoid this habit of scrolling on your phone during inappropriate times.
When it comes to selecting where you part, try to do it in an area that allows you to have high visibility of everything around you. Also try to part somewhere where you can access your destination relatively fast. Combat parking can also be a good idea as it will usually help you drive off much faster and can thus prevent you from being a victim to a carjacking incident.
Finally knowing all of your potential escape routes can be key to getting out of a sticky situation. Even if you are temporarily going to stop somewhere you should always check what the best way of moving and getting away from the spot you are in will be.