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Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by autojosh: 1:15pm On Nov 29, 2018
Nigeria is ranked second-highest in the rate of road accidents among 193 countries of the world.

Aside from the Boko Haram crisis, accidents are currently by far the main cause of violent deaths in Nigeria.

Interestingly, some of these road mishaps are caused by carelessness on the part of truck and trailer drivers.

Daily, especially on interstate highways, lives are being brutally and wantonly cut short due to the unregulated activities of tanker and trailer drivers.

The amount of broken down truckers and trailers on highways ought to be a source of major concern to the authorities.





A majority of these heavy duty vehicles that ply interstate highways are rickety,  wobbly or in a terrific state of disrepair.

The worse culprits are the the flat-bed trucks  that are used in conveying freight containers. Most of them would not pass any criterion of road-worthiness.

Quite a number of these trucks do not have functional rear lamps, indicator lights, brake system, complete head light, C-caution signs and even registration number plate. All known safety and traffic regulations breached by these drivers.

Note that a good number of the trucks were procured in the late 70s and 80s . Thus, these set have no business being on the roads any longer as they have suffered gross depreciation, outlived their value and are meant for the scrap yard.

It is a common sight to see the drivers’ assistants armed with wooden wedges that are used to jolt them to a halt, especially when caught up in traffic snarl on steep terrains due to their mechanical deficiencies.

Indeed, the indiscriminate parking of trucks on the highways have caused unquantifiable loss of lives.

As the yuletide season approaches, Nigerians traveling by road, need to be very wary of these obnoxious and potentially fatal broken down trucks and other articulated vehicles.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS),  about 1,292 deaths were recorded from road accidents in the first quarter of 2018 in Nigeria.

Also according to the NBS report, an average of 14 deaths occurs from auto crashes every day in three months across Nigeria.













Source:

https://autojosh.com/see-one-danger-travelers-should-be-wary-of-on-interstate-highways-photos/

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by solutionist: 1:16pm On Nov 29, 2018
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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by BonkoINC: 1:17pm On Nov 29, 2018
Thanks for the info... Mr josh

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by MexxIT(m): 1:29pm On Nov 29, 2018
Broken down vehicles on d side of d road isn't really d problem, d problem is majorly d reckless ways those truck drivers drive... Dat and d terrible state of our roads are d major causes of most accidents on our roads

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by solutionist: 1:39pm On Nov 29, 2018
MexxIT:
Broken down vehicles on d side of d road isn't really d problem, d problem is majorly d reckless ways those truck drivers drive... Dat and d terrible state of our roads are d major causes of most accidents on out roads

Broken down trucks are a huge problem. It can narrow a multiple lane road, and cause problem for overtaking vehicles.

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 3:35pm On Nov 29, 2018
simple


avoid night travel


cool

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by mansoura(f): 3:36pm On Nov 29, 2018
May God continue to guide and protect us this festive season and beyond.
Thanks for the info OP

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by legendmoney(m): 3:36pm On Nov 29, 2018
Hmm


Sure numbers

Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Silentcomputer(m): 3:39pm On Nov 29, 2018
Hmmm mmm
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by kokakola: 3:39pm On Nov 29, 2018
Pray before and after travelling (but prayer alone is not enough) and take precautionary measures.

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by BiafraIShere(m): 3:39pm On Nov 29, 2018
mostly a problem in the sw due to lagos ports being the only functional one..

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by richcasey: 3:41pm On Nov 29, 2018
Wrong! Have you seen how Nigerian drivers drive? There's a reason we are number 2 in the world for rate of road accidents
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by blackboy2star(m): 3:41pm On Nov 29, 2018
Naija and foolish things...month of BER. BER.. BER...

Before una Ber Ber month shey people no dey die, no accident, kidnappers etc
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 3:44pm On Nov 29, 2018
Lawless country embarassed
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by bigkahuna704(m): 3:46pm On Nov 29, 2018
Avoid Night Trips. You Will Notice Dangers Better During Daytime.

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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Houseofglam7(f): 3:46pm On Nov 29, 2018
undecided
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Afonja007: 3:51pm On Nov 29, 2018
MexxIT:
Broken down vehicles on d side of d road isn't really d problem, d problem is majorly d reckless ways those truck drivers drive... Dat and d terrible state of our roads are d major causes of most accidents on out roads
oga is one of the problem, take bus from Lagos to east you can count more than 100 broken down trucks before you get to onitsha not to mention dangote trucks those ones don send more than 5000 people to their grave
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Bustincole(m): 3:52pm On Nov 29, 2018
If u like show us big pot holes, we must travel by force
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 4:07pm On Nov 29, 2018
Hmm. Cliché.
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 4:10pm On Nov 29, 2018
May the Angels of God protect his people on the highways this Yuletide season. Amen!
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by davidodiba(m): 4:13pm On Nov 29, 2018
Pray to God very well and drive or tell your driver to drive safely.
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 4:18pm On Nov 29, 2018
Lies.

Man made mistakes contributes but our road designs and lack of road maintenance are the major causes.

FRSC knows this 100%
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by maxiuc(m): 4:32pm On Nov 29, 2018
cheesy

I don't loose concentration when driving am always glued to the windshield if am driving I discuss less and I contribute less am always focused

Driving is fun don't drive in haste cool down and enjoy your driving if there's anything I love doing most is overtaking am a specialist in that when I appear in your mirror I flash you light then a slight horning am waiting for your signals I overtake only on straight roads if there's an incoming vehicle in Short distance overtaking aborted

Team 100/120 depending on the kind of car ooooo I only do 100,km on venza and I can feel the speed
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Preciosa: 4:42pm On Nov 29, 2018
amen
Naughtysite:
May the Angels of God protect his people on the highways this Yuletide season. Amen!
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Xzydar(m): 4:51pm On Nov 29, 2018
Chukwu Protect Us








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Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by Lanre4uonly(m): 4:57pm On Nov 29, 2018
God will continue to grant us journey mercy.
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by myk2mic: 5:17pm On Nov 29, 2018
Most of the accidents on interstate highways are caused by drivers.
1 . Over inflation of car Tires way above the recommended limit, imagine someone driving for over 8 hrs with tire pressure of 45 and above

2. Driving when tired.
3 .over speeding and over taking dangerously-just imagine someone over taking another car while he can't see ahead simply because the car in front of his own car did the same and he does same and suddenly he comes face to face with an on coming vehicle.

4. Over loading , transportation companies are very guilty of this, especially with the mini bus.
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by lonelydora: 6:13pm On Nov 29, 2018
Thanks for the info. We also have dangerous potholes
Re: Xmas: Travelers Should Be Wary Of This Danger On Interstate Highways (PHOTOS) by MexxIT(m): 6:23pm On Nov 29, 2018
solutionist:




Broken down trucks are a huge problem. It can narrow a multiple lane road, and cause problem for overtaking vehicles.

It becomes a problem wen U are either overspeeding.. It is in trying to avoid bad sections of d road and dangerous overtaking dat leads to most accidents

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