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10 tips for staying safe on the roads this festive season

It’s silly season again and that means it’s time to be even more vigilant around crime and safety. Many of us will, after all, find ourselves in unfamiliar surroundings or coming and going at unusual hours. But what should you be looking out for? Well vehicle tracking firm Tracker and Arrive Alive have issued a list of road and vehicle threats, based on 2014’s vehicle crime and safety trends, which seems like a pretty good place to start.

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According to the numbers*, 50% of hijackings take place in residential driveways and parking lots and within a 5km radius of a victim’s home. Eighty percent of vehicle thefts meanwhile occur at shopping centres, schools and social events, mainly over weekends.

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