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Is There A Law That Says It’s A Crime To Use Google Maps In Your Car In Nigeria? by ezzylee(m): 9:01am On May 19, 2019
A friend of mine said she was stopped by an FRSC official in Abuja because she was using google maps at a traffic light stop. She wasn’t holding on to the phone, the phone was located in the compartment just below the A/C controls. The man let her go because she mentioned she’s related to a BIG INDIVIDUAL in Abuja.

My question is, is it in the law that using google maps in your car is a crime because there’s no difference between using google maps and using the NAVIGATION SCREEN (if available) of your car.

Thanks.
Re: Is There A Law That Says It’s A Crime To Use Google Maps In Your Car In Nigeria? by RZArecta2(m): 9:22am On May 19, 2019
They were only trying to take advantage of her

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Re: Is There A Law That Says It’s A Crime To Use Google Maps In Your Car In Nigeria? by Lexusgs430: 9:23am On May 19, 2019
ezzylee:
A friend of mine said she was stopped by an FRSC official in Abuja because she was using google maps at a traffic light stop. She wasn’t holding on to the phone, the phone was located in the compartment just below the A/C controls. The man let her go because she mentioned she’s related to a BIG INDIVIDUAL in Abuja.

My question is, is it in the law that using google maps in your car is a crime because there’s no difference between using google maps and using the NAVIGATION SCREEN (if available) of your car.

Thanks.

How would those uber drivers cope?.....

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Re: Is There A Law That Says It’s A Crime To Use Google Maps In Your Car In Nigeria? by ezzylee(m): 9:32am On May 19, 2019
Lexusgs430:


How would those uber drivers cope?.....

I thought of that too. I guess the official was just looking for who to extort that evening.

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Re: Is There A Law That Says It’s A Crime To Use Google Maps In Your Car In Nigeria? by Lexusgs430: 9:34am On May 19, 2019
ezzylee:


I thought of that too. I guess the official was just looking for who to extort that evening.

Dere ẹyẹ dey red........ cool

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Re: Is There A Law That Says It’s A Crime To Use Google Maps In Your Car In Nigeria? by ZIMDRILL(m): 11:56pm On May 19, 2019
ezzylee:
A friend of mine said she was stopped by an FRSC official in Abuja because she was using google maps at a traffic light stop. She wasn’t holding on to the phone, the phone was located in the compartment just below the A/C controls. The man let her go because she mentioned she’s related to a BIG INDIVIDUAL in Abuja.

My question is, is it in the law that using google maps in your car is a crime because there’s no difference between using google maps and using the NAVIGATION SCREEN (if available) of your car.

Thanks.

i might be wrong but it depend how he narrated to you

using google maps is not the problem but using the mobile phone while driving is against the law


let make it simple in UK using the sat nav for directions is NOT against the law but touching aka typing directions on the sat nav while driving is against the law, one should pullover on a safe spot input destination then drive


so your friend while he was at the traffic light did he touch the phone? if yes the he technically broke the law

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Re: Is There A Law That Says It’s A Crime To Use Google Maps In Your Car In Nigeria? by greenhulk: 3:32am On May 20, 2019
ezzylee:
A friend of mine said she was stopped by an FRSC official in Abuja because she was using google maps at a traffic light stop. She wasn’t holding on to the phone, the phone was located in the compartment just below the A/C controls. The man let her go because she mentioned she’s related to a BIG INDIVIDUAL in Abuja.

My question is, is it in the law that using google maps in your car is a crime because there’s no difference between using google maps and using the NAVIGATION SCREEN (if available) of your car.

Thanks.

They stopped her because the phone was not properly attached to a phone holder either on the dashboard or on the windscreen. And she was probably holding the phone to check the map when she was stopped. There's no way u keep a map on the center console and not get distracted when u want to check it because ur eyes will be off the road. That way it is no longer safe fir her and other road users. She should get a phone holder.

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