- A video was shared via social media showing a bakkie’s innovative safety feature
- The footage shows how the bakkie emits a large quantity of pepper spray
- The video has gone viral on Wednesday and hundreds of people have shown an interest in implementing it on their vehicles
Social media users were amazed at a short video showing a Mazda bakkie with some nifty tricks.
The bakkie is equipped with an innovative safety feature which emits a large dose of pepper spray around it.
It has been labelled as a new anti-hijack system.
The video has been shared by South Africa Live via Facebook and has been viewed nearly 100 000 times since being shared on Wednesday.
Briefly.co.za gathered that most viewers showed an interest in the invention.
Mdu Luthuli commented, “Great idea, I’m sure the insurance companies would be willing to cover it. Where can we find more details?”
One of the men behind the safety add-on shed some more light on the invention.
Derek Kemp said, “Thanks Wayne. Mdu...... Unfortunately we have not had the support from the insurance companies neither much from the security industry. This is a technology for the tired victims of crime.”
Kemp then added, “Systems start from R3500 upwards to 45k or more depending on the requirements. We have plenty different options and we custom make at times for projects. Let us know what your plans are.”
Mjekejeke Mzukulu KaMthokozi said, “Relax we don’t want Mazdas, you are safe.”
Briefly.co.za gathered the name of the manufacturer to be Chilli Pepper Security Systems.
Constant Swanevelder said, “Mmm, just think what will happen if your window is open. If the windows are open of the vehicles next to this one it will probably cause a traffic jam. If there is pedestrians around they will be affected as well. That pepper spray can travel quite a bit when there is wind.”
Based on the strong reaction, South Africans have clearly had enough of crime.
M-zet Vho-Shanduka said, “I think it should not be just paper spray... Intense chemical that causes severe skin irritation that can lead to severe skin disease.... Even if it contacts clothes... We tired of these bastards... It should contain concentrated acid.”
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