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Do You Obey Common Traffic Laws?

Since every topic posted here always has the tendency for contributors to put blame on the government, I thought about putting this one up, lets see what people will say, maybe blame the government or so? The other day, someone said he needs a means of making his manhood bigger and someone actually blame the government for being responsible for his manhood to be small. huh?

Now to the topic, do you as a Nigerian always obey traffic rules, common traffic rules like not driving on the fast lane when you are not driving fast, giving way to a faster car when you are on the fast lane, giving way to an uncoming vehicle at a round about, stopping at a zebra crossing for pedestrians to pass? Driving within the speed limit? and many more.

Most of us live outside Nigeria and have seen how peaceful and neat driving is, how everyone obeys simple traffic rules, which makes travelling and driving easier, but in Nigerian cities and roads, it is not the same.

Do you or will you as a person obey traffic rules or find it necessary to obey traffic rules.?

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I know, I was just double checking with the guy - but alas, he had something else in mind.

But still - do you or will you obey traffic rules?

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Drop? Me? By the time I abandoned the car there - it took no time for them to appeal to me to come take my car and go. What about the danfo drivers?

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he he i heard of those LASTma people, so how much did you drop?

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Yes obviously- It's safer!

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@ LOVERBWoy

You are right. In most cases, I think the traffic officials deliberately remove the road signs so that someone will flout the rule and then get arrested so that money can be taken off them. The other day in Lagos, the LASTMA guy was directing traffic and I asked him if  I could make a turn where he was, he kind of said yes, and I did, and at that moment I did the trun, I just saw a legion of LASTMA men swoop on me as if I just killed someone. The point is this, most times, the traffic officials don't want you to see the road signs, but still road signs or no road signs, some people just blatantly will not obey road signs. Example, driving against traffic doesnt require a road sign, it simply requires common sense.

I also noticed so many new road markings and traffic lights in Lagos resently, good signal, but most times no light?

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Maybe if the rules are made public to the citizens they can then be asked if the obey it or not

to be honest i have only seens zebra crossing in some places, what is the speed limit on the highway? I have never seen a sign stating what the speed limit is

oh yea ive never heard of someone arrested for going over the speed limit

Outside nigeria there are loads of signs/warnings every few seconds that reminds you where to turn where no to turn, what the current speed limits are, where to stop and blah blah blah so many info to assist driving and pedestarains

Most road contracts in Nigeria don't include road markings when the roads are constructed that's it they forget to put road markings and other driving aids

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No they don't. They only like to blame.

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