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Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by AutoJoshNIG: 5:13pm On Sep 10


If you drive in Lagos or some other metropolis, there is this particular roads markings and signs that you must have come across.

The road marking is a yellow box filled with a yellow grid of criss-cross lines painted on the road. In Lagos, many motorists are unfamiliar with what the marking is all about.

Well, this road marking is called Box Junction.

So what really is a Box Junction?

A Box Junction is a traffic control measure designed to prevent gridlock at junctions. They are usually found at junctions, such as crossroads, T-junctions or occasionally at roundabouts, to keep traffic flowing.

They are usually controlled by traffic lights, but not always.





It is an offense to enter the yellow box unless your exit is clear and there is enough space on the other side of the junction for your car to clear the box completely without stopping. Therefore, you MUST NOT enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear.

What if you are turning right at a Box Junction?

Yes. If you want to turn right, you are allowed to enter the box and wait if you are prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic, or other vehicles on the box waiting to turn right. However, this can only happen provided your exit road is clear.

But be careful when queuing inside the box because you might not have time to clear the junction before the traffic lights change. Ensure to check that the exit is clear. If you automatically follow the vehicle in front of you, it may stop and prevent you from completely crossing the junction.

Do not ignore the rules of Box Junctions just because a traffic light is green.

Also, do not let other drivers pressure you into entering the box when a clear exit is not available.

There are usually road signs indicating that you are approaching a Box Junction that reads “Offside Rule, Do Not Enter”.







Source:

https://autojosh.com/box-junction-what-is-the-meaning-of-this-road-marking-photos/

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Esejojo: 5:14pm On Sep 10
Thank you sir.

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by judgementyard(m): 5:15pm On Sep 10
Thanks ,I never knew that .
Will soon buy my dream car grin

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by jovialswag(m): 5:19pm On Sep 10
We are really lagging behind in this country


Thank u auto josh

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by majamajic(m): 5:48pm On Sep 10
do not enter the lines if exit is not clear , na 70 k offence be that for lastma hand .

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Esejojo: 7:15pm On Sep 10
And I thought the line was for aesthetics.

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by StrikeBack(m): 7:19pm On Sep 10
I thought its for Road Suwe

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Amuocha: 8:44pm On Sep 10
Those lines are useless angry

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by tck2000(m): 8:45pm On Sep 10
jovialswag:
We are really lagging behind in this country



Thank u auto josh
True

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Esejojo: 9:46am On Sep 11
Nice info. This is the kind of information that we should be seeing more on Nairaland. Thanks Autojosh.

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by iamapplord(m): 9:51am On Sep 11
majamajic:
do not enter the lines if exit is not clear , na 70 k offence be that for lastma hand .

Try that one as a good citizen...people will wanawana swear for you grin
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Godstime4me: 1:51pm On Sep 11
good info
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by PureGoldh(m): 1:51pm On Sep 11
OK
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by modelmike7(m): 1:52pm On Sep 11
A Box Junction is a traffic control measure designed to prevent gridlock at junctions. They are usually found at junctions, such as crossroads, T-junctions or occasionally at roundabouts, to keep traffic flowing.
Thanks for the info OP.
Now i know.

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Exwizaard: 1:52pm On Sep 11
means cobweb ahead drive slowly
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by modelmike7(m): 1:52pm On Sep 11
Amuocha:
Those lines are useless angry
Amuocha.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by seunmohmoh(f): 1:53pm On Sep 11
I have never seen one.

Modified: I just saw one now at civil service tower Lekki
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by mikcx4: 1:53pm On Sep 11

Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by amaniro: 1:54pm On Sep 11
Simple and short. They should not be hold up in a box junction.

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by salford1: 1:55pm On Sep 11
It's common sense to not block an intersection.

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by RexTramadol1: 1:55pm On Sep 11
Recycle Bin






Should I spill it?
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by olaolulazio(m): 1:55pm On Sep 11
It means one can sleep there at night and in the afternoon during yellow Christmas.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by owila4luv(m): 1:55pm On Sep 11
the box implicates multiple turns were there is no round about, the color also reflects at night as warning an signals that you are approaching a busy junction kiss

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Smartwave: 1:55pm On Sep 11
jovialswag:
We are really lagging behind in this country



Thank u auto josh
you're lagging behind, this is common sign on the road at Abuja, Lagos.

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Ttipsy(m): 1:56pm On Sep 11
most Nigerians drivers don't know this
all they know is kick start a car, jump in d roads.

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by lizdammy: 1:56pm On Sep 11
IDK

Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by AleAirHub(m): 1:56pm On Sep 11
Wait until you're get caught. grin
Amuocha:
Those lines are useless angry

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by OmoManU: 1:56pm On Sep 11
Offside-simply don’t enter if your front is not clear

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