Tips, Tricks To Surviving Lagos Traffic During Rainy Season

Tips, Tricks To Surviving Lagos Traffic During Rainy Season
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Tips, Tricks To Surviving Lagos Traffic During Rainy Season
The rainy season in Lagos often brings with it a significant increase in traffic congestion. Surviving through the city can become quite challenging due to flooded roads, poor visibility, and increased accidents. These issues will possibly increase the cholera outbreak and safety is of utmost importance. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1719572001129-0”); }); However, with a few practical tips and tricks, you can better manage your commute during this season. Stay alert and informed The most important thing is to stay informed about routes and navigation updates. Media organisations like Guardian Life, give updates on a 24-hours basis, it is also important to stay alert. Keep updated with weather forecasts and traffic news. Follow local radio stations like Lagos Traffic Radio and social media channels that provide real-time updates on road conditions and weather alerts. This information can help you make informed decisions about when and where to travel. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1719572238704-0”); }); Plan your journey in advance, seek alternatives Certain roads in Lagos are notorious for severe traffic during the rainy season. For instance, today, places like Oshodi are no-go areas, because of the flood. Ikorodu Road, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, and Lekki-Epe Expressway often experience heavy congestion and flooding. Use real-time traffic apps like Google Maps or Traffic Chief to check the traffic situation and find alternative routes before you head out. While planning in advance, plan your expenses in advance if you must go. READ ALSO: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Leave earlier than scheduled Imagine you are expected to cross the third mainland bridge, and then this happened? The earlier you start your journey, the better your chances of reaching your destination on time. This is particularly important for those commuting through major arteries like the Third Mainland Bridge as well as the mainlands congested areas. Maintain your vehicle/Use public transportation Ensure your vehicle is in top condition, especially during the rainy season. Check your tires, brakes, and windshield wipers regularly. Roads such as Agege Motor Road and Badagry Expressway can become treacherous when wet, making vehicle maintenance critical for safety. Or better still, use the public transportation system. If driving becomes too cumbersome, consider using public transportation. However, during the rainy season, buses and taxis can also get expectedly high, or even face delays. The BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) lanes, especially on the Ikorodu corridor, can sometimes offer a faster alternative to regular traffic. Rain and Traffic in Lagos. Photo. Tope templer Have an emergency kit Always have an emergency kit in your car. This should include items like a first aid kit, flashlight, umbrella, raincoat, and basic tools. Roads such as Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway and Ikotun-Ejigbo Road can experience significant traffic delays, making it essential to be prepared for any eventuality. Surviving Lagos during the rainy season can be difficult, but with these tips and tricks, you can make your commute a bit smoother and safer. You are officially welcome to the rainy season in full. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1719573269303-0”); }); The post Tips, Tricks To Surviving Lagos Traffic During Rainy Season appeared first on Guardian Nigeria News.

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