When driving anywhere in Namibia, try to apply the following safety precautions:
Always drive with your doors locked and windows wound up, especially when stopped at traffic lights.
Don`t ever stop to pick up hitchhikers, however innocent, lost or appealing they look. If you are worried about someone`s plight, stop at the next town and report it to someone there.
Do not leave anything valuable on show in your car when you leave it unattended, and ALWAYS lock your car when you leave it, even if you are only going to be gone for a few minutes.
Try to always park in a busy, well-lit area.
Don`t get out of your car if you are knocked or hit from behind in suspicious circumstances.
Take advice from your hosts where you are staying, and ask if there are any areas that tourists should avoid driving through.