Skip to main content

Top 5 Lagos Traffic Hacks You Should Know

Top 5 Lagos Traffic Hacks You Should Know

One thing that visitors to Lagos always complain about is the traffic. A notorious traffic that was never there in the 1980s. However, due to population explosion, traffic has become a thorny issue which has defied solutions so far. It must also be said that the lack of diversity of the Lagos and Nigerian transport system has put so much pressure on the road. Thus, the monster everyday traffic in the city.

For those who reside in Lagos, they are already used to it even though the cause of the traffic is often times man-made. As for first-time visitors to the city, we share five traffic hacks that can easily help you find your way around the commercial nerve center of Nigeria and help you get through.

Leave home early for appointment

If you have an appointment with anyone in Lagos, you should leave home as early as possible. What you should simply do is to leave home early to avoid traffic. For an 8am appointment, you should leave home 5am. This is the daily routine of an average Lagosian who resides in the Ipaja area of Lagos and works on the Island.

Don’t waste your time with Danfo drivers

Whether you are in a commercial bus (popularly called danfo) or driving your own car, you should not waste your time with the danfos. They are one of the major causes of the traffic as they pick and drop passengers right in the middle of the road. Do not talk to them when they pick passengers on the highway and you should let them go when they hit your car especially when the damage is not serious.

Use your seat belt

Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) officials are always on the prowl searching for traffic offenders to use as scapegoats. Often times, some Lagosians get rid of their seat belts due to the traffic. You shouldn’t do this if you don’t want LASTMA palaver.

Leave your car at home

There are some impossible traffic situations you will encounter in Lagos that you regret not leaving your car at home and using a commercial bus. Truth is, you cannot always abandon your car at home. However, depending on where you are, you can decide to leave your car at home or go with your friend or neighbour. At least, there will be one less car on the road.

Enjoy the traffic

Lagos traffic can be very boring and frustrating at times. Despite this, you will always find something that will make you laugh and lighten your mood. Is it the conductor fighting the passenger because of change or the LASTMA official who jumps into of a moving car? This will help you worry less about the gridlock.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How To Choose A Fishing Rod And How To Make It Last

No sportsman wins by sheer talent alone. No matter how talented a sportsman is, if his equipment is not good enough, his chances of winning will remain slim. That is because his equipment will hinder rather than help his game. A runner needs good shoes to run. A bowler needs a bowling ball that weighs and fits right in his hand. The same goes with a fisherman and his fishing rod.

Fishing is a sport that many people find enjoyable. It is always a challenge to get the elusive fish to bite the bait, and sitting still for hours on the end just to be able to catch fish can be very relaxing. But regardless of the challenge and the relaxation that fishing offers, the goal of fishing is still to catch some fish. Barring bad luck and circumstances that are really unfavorable for fishing, a good fishing rod is necessary for a good catch.

If you are a beginner at fishing, it is perfectly all right to use a simple fishing rod and reel – nothing spiffy and nothing fancy. When you are jus…

Top 5 Costume Ideas For Nigerians Attending A Halloween Party

Halloween, an annual holiday celebrated on the 31st of October in several countries around the world, including Australia, Canada and the United States of America, is not a Nigerian culture and has never been announced as an official holiday in the country. However, thanks to Nigeria’s love for anything “western world” and their proclivity for revelry, some people in the country are now seen dressed up in elaborate costumes and trick or treating around major cities on Halloween day every October.

This year, from Club Illusion’s Halloween party set to hold on Friday 28th October at Concord Owerri to Halloween Party – THE LIGHTHOUSE, holding Saturday 29th October 2016 at Marina Lagos, there are so many events already lined up for Halloween. And with the D-day fast approaching, we at Nigeria World News know that it’s crunch time for finding the perfect costume. Given that we know your costume is preying on your mind, we have come up with unique ideas for costumes that can reflect the Ni…

5 Reasons Men Cheat On Their Partners

Are you a woman who suspects that your man is cheating on you? If you do, you may be interested in catching them in the act. But, first, you may have a number of questions. One of the most common questions asked by women who have been cheated on is “why do men cheat?”


When it comes to determining why men cheat on their wives or their girlfriends, it is difficult to come up with an exact reason. Why? Because men cheat for a wide range of different reasons. For example, your boyfriend may cheat for one reason, but one another man may be cheating for a whole other reason.

Despite the fact that it is difficult to determine exactly why men cheat, namely your man, there are a number of common reasons. These reasons, a few of which are highlighted below, may be the cause of your cheating husband or boyfriend.
To Get Out of a Relationship

What do you do when you decide that you went to end a relationship? If you are like many other women, you breakup with your boyfriend or ask for a d…