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Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by AutoReportNG: 1:36pm On May 16
This is Lagos, home to many, a place some see as a land of opportunities, a place where some living outside it so much despise with all passion. Those living in Abuja always see Lagosians as "suffer-head" all thanks to the traffic and bad roads that littered across the state. Irrespective of these challenges, there is always a spirit that lives in Lagos, that's the spirit of hustle. It doesn't matter your class either rich, average or poor, you just want to get on doing something.

A comedian once said, Lagosians live in traffic, we only visit our house to change clothes which is basically true. Traffic in Lagos can frustrate someone reason why Lagosians love to trek! Not that they can't afford the fare but when you calculate the amount of time you will stay in traffic and the number of hours it takes to get home, many people resort to trek and this can be seen in places like Yaba, Ijora Olopa, Ikorodu, Ikeja among others.

Lagos is an amazing city, a state of the aquatic splendor with all the beautiful weather that makes life easy. The number of persons who come to the city daily is a testimony of how wonderful it is. Lagos has one big problem and it is traffic! Even though the state government has done all within its power to curtail this but it seems there is little or no effect at all. So bad that LASTMA, Police, FRSC officers are helpless and resort to fate most times.

AutoReportNG went to town to get some reasons why there are always traffic in the city and these may interest you!

Wrong Way



Wrong Way in Lagos seems to be a norm as virtually everyone is guilty! It's so bad that even the law enforcement officers which are the Police, Soldiers, LASTMA are all guilty of this crime. Everyone in Lagos seems to be in a hurry and ready to move at the same time. Some drivers especially the danfo drivers in Lagos are notorious for driving against traffic especially when their route is slow. As soon as a vehicle takes the first move, other drivers follow suit which usually results in traffic in the lane they are using.

The Rush Hour Time



Rush Hour in Lagos is a battle for the fittest and those that have a sharp mouth. These are times you see men in suit behaving like touts and area boys. It is so bad that even our so-called elite and highly educated men and women are caught in this web of game. Rush Hour usually starts from 5am till 8am as this is when work resumes and in the bid to meet up, they cause serious traffic. The traffic reduces during the day but builds up again when people are returning from work. It is almost impossible to use the Third Mainland Bridge to the Island in the morning without experiencing traffic.

Bad Roads



Lagos and bad roads are inseparable in as much as the government refused to repair the bad roads, we will always have this menace daily. Base on our study, bad roads force drivers to slow down their speed as they don't jump into a road that will damage and dent their cars and during this process, other users are forced to wait for them until they are done and the same process starts all over again. The more vehicles that slow down to navigate potholes, the more traffic builds up. When this goes on for a long time, it results in gridlock.

Rain



Finally, the rain is here. Rain is Lagosians nightmare! If there is a way that we can swap rain, trust Lagosians that they will jump at this. Lagosians hate rain but we can't cheat nature, nature will always have its way by reverting back to us. The rainy season in Lagos brings about heavy traffic especially places that have bad roads and drainages. Visibility becomes low and bad roads also contribute to the problem. Drivers during this period are very careful not to jump into drainages or holes which causes massive traffic.

Faulty Vehicles



Shout out to all mechanics in Lagos, they are the reason why some drivers are still driving their cars. Faulty Vehicles are major reasons of traffic jams on the highway, imagine a scenario where a tanker breaks down at Eko Bridge, the effect of the break down will span from there to Obalende of care is not taken. Lagosians are notorious for not taking their vehicles for servicing and inspection until it develops a fault. Everyone wants to been seen driving a car but we don't take adequate precautions and maintenance of the vehicles.

Accidents



Nobody prayed for accidents but they happen. Either we like it not, if we fail to take necessary measures or we are careless with our cars, roads or other important things, an accident will definitely arise. When an accident occurs, the road will be blocked, cars are forced to slow down, people will want to know what's going on thereby causing a total standstill among others.

Do you have other reasons? Let's hear from you


Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/05/these-are-reasons-why-there-are-traffic.html

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by daddytime(m): 1:37pm On May 16
Beautiful...

Oya show and tell us why there is traffic on the road of Nigeria's progress?

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by AutoReportNG: 1:37pm On May 16
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Blue3k(m): 1:47pm On May 16
• Lack of mass transit options like light rail. There's busses but that's on road.

• the truckers parking on highways like you mentioned in your previous reports. The weak tiers government not enforcing law by not impounding vehicles and fining offenders.

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by joeprince23(m): 2:28pm On May 16
You didn't put the most important one 'CRAZY' road users!

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by nepapole(m): 3:01pm On May 16
Congestion. Too many vehicles on the road.
The railways and waterways should be improved upon to decongest the roads.

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Sleekjunior(m): 3:01pm On May 16
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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Babygal2020: 3:02pm On May 16
FTC!!!!!! Fine bae lyk me!!!!
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by obojememe: 3:02pm On May 16
NURTW aka agbero menace also contributes

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by bid4rich(m): 3:02pm On May 16
I no gree

There are some traffics you will enter that upon breakthrough you will not see the exact things that caused it.

If you think I'm lying,

Be coming from CMS on top of 3rd mainland bridge around 6pm

Some are caused by these danfos trying to take passengers on the fast lane, go to iyana Ipaja etc

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Dearlord(m): 3:02pm On May 16
Naija road can not be 100% accessible
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by blesson04(m): 3:03pm On May 16
And you forgot the major one HIGH POPULATION OF BIAFRAUDS In Lagos

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Adebaba1(m): 3:03pm On May 16
OP forgot to mention Commercial Buses....Those guys are sick

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by sprints1: 3:04pm On May 16
AutoReportNG:
This is Lagos, home to many, a place some see as a land of opportunities, a place where some living outside it so much despise with all passion. Those living in Abuja always see Lagosians as "suffer-head" all thanks to the traffic and bad roads that littered across the state. Irrespective of these challenges, there is always a spirit that lives in Lagos, that's the spirit of hustle. It doesn't matter your class either rich, average or poor, you just want to get on doing something.

A comedian once said, Lagosians live in traffic, we only visit our house to change clothes which is basically true. Traffic in Lagos can frustrate someone reason why Lagosians love to trek! Not that they can't afford the fare but when you calculate the amount of time you will stay in traffic and the number of hours it takes to get home, many people resort to trek and this can be seen in places like Yaba, Ijora Olopa, Ikorodu, Ikeja among others.

Lagos is an amazing city, a state of the aquatic splendor with all the beautiful weather that makes life easy. The number of persons who come to the city daily is a testimony of how wonderful it is. Lagos has one big problem and it is traffic! Even though the state government has done all within its power to curtail this but it seems there is little or no effect at all. So bad that LASTMA, Police, FRSC officers are helpless and resort to fate most times.

AutoReportNG went to town to get some reasons why there are always traffic in the city and these may interest you!

Wrong Way



Wrong Way in Lagos seems to be a norm as virtually everyone is guilty! It's so bad that even the law enforcement officers which are the Police, Soldiers, LASTMA are all guilty of this crime. Everyone in Lagos seems to be in a hurry and ready to move at the same time. Some drivers especially the danfo drivers in Lagos are notorious for driving against traffic especially when their route is slow. As soon as a vehicle takes the first move, other drivers follow suit which usually results in traffic in the lane they are using.

The Rush Hour Time



Rush Hour in Lagos is a battle for the fittest and those that have a sharp mouth. These are times you see men in suit behaving like touts and area boys. It is so bad that even our so-called elite and highly educated men and women are caught in this web of game. Rush Hour usually starts from 5am till 8am as this is when work resumes and in the bid to meet up, they cause serious traffic. The traffic reduces during the day but builds up again when people are returning from work. It is almost impossible to use the Third Mainland Bridge to the Island in the morning without experiencing traffic.

Bad Roads



Lagos and bad roads are inseparable in as much as the government refused to repair the bad roads, we will always have this menace daily. Base on our study, bad roads force drivers to slow down their speed as they don't jump into a road that will damage and dent their cars and during this process, other users are forced to wait for them until they are done and the same process starts all over again. The more vehicles that slow down to navigate potholes, the more traffic builds up. When this goes on for a long time, it results in gridlock.

Rain



Finally, the rain is here. Rain is Lagosians nightmare! If there is a way that we can swap rain, trust Lagosians that they will jump at this. Lagosians hate rain but we can't cheat nature, nature will always have its way by reverting back to us. The rainy season in Lagos brings about heavy traffic especially places that have bad roads and drainages. Visibility becomes low and bad roads also contribute to the problem. Drivers during this period are very careful not to jump into drainages or holes which causes massive traffic.

Faulty Vehicles



Shout out to all mechanics in Lagos, they are the reason why some drivers are still driving their cars. Faulty Vehicles are major reasons of traffic jams on the highway, imagine a scenario where a tanker breaks down at Eko Bridge, the effect of the break down will span from there to Obalende of care is not taken. Lagosians are notorious for not taking their vehicles for servicing and inspection until it develops a fault. Everyone wants to been seen driving a car but we don't take adequate precautions and maintenance of the vehicles.

Accidents



Nobody prayed for accidents but they happen. Either we like it not, if we fail to take necessary measures or we are careless with our cars, roads or other important things, an accident will definitely arise. When an accident occurs, the road will be blocked, cars are forced to slow down, people will want to know what's going on thereby causing a total standstill among others.

Do you have other reasons? Let's hear from you


Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/05/these-are-reasons-why-there-are-traffic.html


op u forgot to add stupid danfo drivers

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by morahhigh: 3:04pm On May 16
Majority of lagos drivers are smokers....... thaz d main reason
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by piagetskinner(m): 3:05pm On May 16
If the railway system was working most lagosians will go to work by train.... it will reduce to the barest minimum the heavy traffic one usually encounters on a daily basis

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by wakes(m): 3:05pm On May 16
Ok
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Femich18(m): 3:06pm On May 16
You are totally right...Everyone is always in a hurry in Lagos state. I don't know where they are hurrying to.

A car was nearly crush today on my way to work by a trailer. Just patience for few seconds they cant just have
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Victorclean1: 3:07pm On May 16
AutoReportNG:
This is Lagos, home to many, a place some see as a land of opportunities, a place where some living outside it so much despise with all passion. Those living in Abuja always see Lagosians as "suffer-head" all thanks to the traffic and bad roads that littered across the state. Irrespective of these challenges, there is always a spirit that lives in Lagos, that's the spirit of hustle. It doesn't matter your class either rich, average or poor, you just want to get on doing something.

A comedian once said, Lagosians live in traffic, we only visit our house to change clothes which is basically true. Traffic in Lagos can frustrate someone reason why Lagosians love to trek! Not that they can't afford the fare but when you calculate the amount of time you will stay in traffic and the number of hours it takes to get home, many people resort to trek and this can be seen in places like Yaba, Ijora Olopa, Ikorodu, Ikeja among others.

Lagos is an amazing city, a state of the aquatic splendor with all the beautiful weather that makes life easy. The number of persons who come to the city daily is a testimony of how wonderful it is. Lagos has one big problem and it is traffic! Even though the state government has done all within its power to curtail this but it seems there is little or no effect at all. So bad that LASTMA, Police, FRSC officers are helpless and resort to fate most times.

AutoReportNG went to town to get some reasons why there are always traffic in the city and these may interest you!

Wrong Way



Wrong Way in Lagos seems to be a norm as virtually everyone is guilty! It's so bad that even the law enforcement officers which are the Police, Soldiers, LASTMA are all guilty of this crime. Everyone in Lagos seems to be in a hurry and ready to move at the same time. Some drivers especially the danfo drivers in Lagos are notorious for driving against traffic especially when their route is slow. As soon as a vehicle takes the first move, other drivers follow suit which usually results in traffic in the lane they are using.

The Rush Hour Time



Rush Hour in Lagos is a battle for the fittest and those that have a sharp mouth. These are times you see men in suit behaving like touts and area boys. It is so bad that even our so-called elite and highly educated men and women are caught in this web of game. Rush Hour usually starts from 5am till 8am as this is when work resumes and in the bid to meet up, they cause serious traffic. The traffic reduces during the day but builds up again when people are returning from work. It is almost impossible to use the Third Mainland Bridge to the Island in the morning without experiencing traffic.

Bad Roads



Lagos and bad roads are inseparable in as much as the government refused to repair the bad roads, we will always have this menace daily. Base on our study, bad roads force drivers to slow down their speed as they don't jump into a road that will damage and dent their cars and during this process, other users are forced to wait for them until they are done and the same process starts all over again. The more vehicles that slow down to navigate potholes, the more traffic builds up. When this goes on for a long time, it results in gridlock.

Rain



Finally, the rain is here. Rain is Lagosians nightmare! If there is a way that we can swap rain, trust Lagosians that they will jump at this. Lagosians hate rain but we can't cheat nature, nature will always have its way by reverting back to us. The rainy season in Lagos brings about heavy traffic especially places that have bad roads and drainages. Visibility becomes low and bad roads also contribute to the problem. Drivers during this period are very careful not to jump into drainages or holes which causes massive traffic.

Faulty Vehicles



Shout out to all mechanics in Lagos, they are the reason why some drivers are still driving their cars. Faulty Vehicles are major reasons of traffic jams on the highway, imagine a scenario where a tanker breaks down at Eko Bridge, the effect of the break down will span from there to Obalende of care is not taken. Lagosians are notorious for not taking their vehicles for servicing and inspection until it develops a fault. Everyone wants to been seen driving a car but we don't take adequate precautions and maintenance of the vehicles.

Accidents



Nobody prayed for accidents but they happen. Either we like it not, if we fail to take necessary measures or we are careless with our cars, roads or other important things, an accident will definitely arise. When an accident occurs, the road will be blocked, cars are forced to slow down, people will want to know what's going on thereby causing a total standstill among others.

Do you have other reasons? Let's hear from you


Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/05/these-are-reasons-why-there-are-traffic.html

YOU FORGOT TO ADD JULIUS BERGER

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Retchix: 3:11pm On May 16
Rush hour, op oh you mean bottle necks? i see you know i've not been in the Country, Goodluck to my country Nigeria, i wish all Nigerians well.
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Babalegba(m): 3:13pm On May 16
Non availability of train services worsens traffic congestion
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Orpe7(m): 3:14pm On May 16
Overzealous lagos state road maintenance officers fixing potholes during the day and causing unnecessary traffic
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Solexgzy(m): 3:16pm On May 16
obojememe:
NURTW aka agbero menace also contributes
so person fit wicked pass satan

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by win3k: 3:17pm On May 16
Rubbish, the reason is because of lack of family planning and population control.

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by win3k: 3:18pm On May 16
Rubbish, the reason i because of lack of family planning and population control.
Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by Amuocha: 3:19pm On May 16
yes and i agree Sanwo Olu would give Autoreportng consultancy job soon grin

Add that the good roads are also in Ikoyi and Bourdillion especially

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Re: Why There Are Traffic On Lagos Roads. See Reasons by lasisi69(m): 3:19pm On May 16
Simply say Bad roads and Road channels are not many...My 2cents though

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