Carjacking: Advice from the Florida Attorney General

How to Prevent a Carjacking

Source: Florida Attorney General's Office

  • Keep doors locked and windows shut.
  • Don't stop to assist a disabled motorist. Instead contact a service station or police.
  • When stopped at a light, leave enough room between you and the car in front that you could make an escape.
  • Be suspicious of anyone approaching the car with fliers, asking for change or directions. Be ready to leave carefully, even if it means running a red light or stop sign.
  • While driving, if struck from behind or in any suspicious way, stay in your vehicle with the doors locked and windows closed until the police arrive. Activate your vehicle's emergency flashers.
  • If you're very suspicious, get the other vehicle's license number and drive to the nearest police station or a well-lighted area with lots of people.
  • If you think you are being followed, drive immediately to an area with lots of lights and people. If possible, drive to the nearest law enforcement office.
  • Obtain and use a cellular phone to call for help. In Florida, dialing *FHP anywhere in the state from a cellular phone will connect you with the nearest Florida Highway Patrol station.


Frank said…
My name is Frank Sciacca from Bodyguard Principles. This is very good advice. I offer carjacking defense seminars and the next seminar is November 29th at the Bath and Racquet club. If you are interested, contact me at or go to my website and read the outline of the seminar.

There were 49,000 carjacking related cases and 27% happened during the month of December. It's not enough to know what crimes are but understand and defend against these crime. Especially defending within an confined area such as the front seat with a steering wheel in front or the back seat. being prepared increases your safety outcome.

Frank Sciacca
Bodyguard Principles

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