With over 3.5 million new vehicles now microdotted by DataDot ....
you may recognise this warning sticker on your car!
Thieves are wary of motor vehicles fitted with a microdot system because they know that the vehicle - or any part of it - can be identified through the thousands of tiny dots that cover the vehicle.
|All new vehicles sold in South Africa must have microdot protection in terms of a 2012 government regulation. Click to view the Amendment of the Road Traffic Regulations|
|These regulations also require a vehicle to be microdotted as part of the police clearance processes – typically affecting any second-hand vehicle that has had, for example, a colour or engine change|
|Statistics show that the theft rate of vehicles fitted with DataDot is lower than average, whilst the recovery of stolen microdotted vehicles is higher than average|
|Microdots are an essential protection for owners and have proved to be a huge benefit to police and insurance companies in assisting the recovery of stolen vehicles|