I spent one hour driving Thursday in Lagos and I am starting to believe that Lagos is the devil’s backyard. Many people drive like they are possessed by demons and LASTMA has become a beautiful bride – you can’t really blame them…folks in recent times have been “jamming” them, other folks driving them to Epe due to their obtaining nature etc. So LASTMA now has decided to slow down on directing traffic and instead chase traffic offenders on their white motorcycles. If you ask me all Lagos drivers are traffic offenders- if you have ever switched lanes without indicating abi is it traffickating, you are guilty. ” Na who dem fit catch be thief”.
Lagosians complain about traffic, in theory who causes traffic? It’s human beings- not necessarily the number of cars on the road. We are very very selfish as a people and so you will have 3 lanes turned into 7, intersections blocked – no flow in either direction- on monday I spent 1.5 hours from 4 points to Ligali Ayorinde and I saw a man in a suit directing traffic. Trust a convoy to show up complete with mopol and block the same intersection further….The irony is that the other intersection was also blocked.
Funny how no one ever stops to think that if they leave the intersection free, they may just get to their destination quicker if traffic can move. Sometimes I really just wish I could fly. ..because this traffic is for the birds.. I feel pity for folks who sit in traffic for hours on end trying to get to work. It really cannot be healthy, I would know as I did it for almost a year and almost ran mad.
Do you spend hours commuting daily? If yes why? And if yes have you considered alternatives?
I wish you a relaxed weekend.
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