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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by donkray: 1:57pm On Sep 11
Woah! I thought it was for Helicopter to land oh. Lolz. grin grin
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Ttipsy(m): 1:57pm On Sep 11
Smartwave:
you're lagging behind, this is common sign on the road at Abuja, Lagos.
common sigh in Abuja and Lagos quite OK, but do you or Nigerian drivers know the meaning No

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by GavelSlam: 1:57pm On Sep 11
judgementyard:
Thanks ,I never knew that .
Will soon buy my dream car grin

Venza abi?
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Ttipsy(m): 1:58pm On Sep 11
donkray:
Woah! I thought it was for Helicopter to land oh. Lolz. grin grin
hahaha
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Validated: 1:58pm On Sep 11
I think Lagos and other states should begin to put STOP signs and enforce violation. Not every junction needs traffic lights

Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by AreaFada2: 1:58pm On Sep 11
Esejojo:
And I thought the line was for aesthetics.

Chai! You see why we have so much accidents. Imagine you are driving in a country where 70% do not know up to 25% of traffic rules and regulation.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by catalan15(m): 1:59pm On Sep 11
AutoJoshNIG:


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/

Noted....
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by slysteel: 1:59pm On Sep 11
Nigeria is a completely failed state,how do people drive without knowing their road markings in that country?
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Jewessgratitude(f): 1:59pm On Sep 11
AutoJoshNIG:


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/


Op your explanation is even more confusing than the yellow grid line marks.
Reason lagos motorists dont even want to know how it works.

Thank you for the headache.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Ghostmode2two(m): 2:02pm On Sep 11
AleAirHub:
Wait until you're get cut. grin

Caught or cut?!!!
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Laserman: 2:09pm On Sep 11
Most Nigerian drivers lack common sense.
salford1:
It's common sense to not block an intersection.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by AleAirHub(m): 2:10pm On Sep 11
Thanks for your correction
Ghostmode2two:


Caught or cut?!!!
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Engineeritunu(m): 2:17pm On Sep 11
Thanks
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Christmasdon(m): 2:21pm On Sep 11
That Junction is Called Testing ground Ikeja. Awolowo way to shoprite. ikeja governors office secretariat. Lagos. That electronic board is owned by LagosTv. wao my place.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by tayooluwole: 2:21pm On Sep 11
I wonder what they will tell their children about that toilet fucking
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by panpan(m): 2:23pm On Sep 11
AutoJoshNIG:
Also, do not let other drivers pressure you into entering the box when a clear exit is not available.

Good advice. However, some drivers would even pressure you to move onto a railway line when a clear exit is not available.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by flowx(m): 3:02pm On Sep 11
seunmohmoh:
I have never seen one.

Seunmohmoh, where is your village?

Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by femi4: 3:04pm On Sep 11
owila4luv:
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
Wrong
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Baroba(m): 3:13pm On Sep 11
Works in civilized countries not in Jungles..
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by owila4luv(m): 3:15pm On Sep 11
really
femi4:
Wrong

Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by airsaylongcon: 3:16pm On Sep 11
salford1:
It's common sense to not block an intersection.

Actually not quite common sense... I've been insulted by taxi drivers and other road users for failing to "close up" at a junction
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by wonlasewonimi: 3:16pm On Sep 11
How would they enforce it nigeria? The last time I was caught in the yellow box, they sent me a picture if myself in it.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by airsaylongcon: 3:21pm On Sep 11
Validated:
I think Lagos and other states should begin to put STOP signs and enforce violation. Not every junction needs traffic lights

Lolololol.... How many Nigerians know what to do at a STOP sign? I have seen people slow down through A STOP sign or very often drive through. If you told Nigerian drivers that they MUST come to a complete halt at A STOP sign, many will laugh at you
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Sirmuel1(m): 3:27pm On Sep 11
seunmohmoh:
I have never seen one.


That's for people in Lagos and Abuja. Not Benin, Abia, Abakaliki or Ekiti tongue

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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Sirmuel1(m): 3:29pm On Sep 11
jovialswag:
We are really lagging behind in this country



Thank u auto josh



Na inside Bush you dey stay? Those lines are common on Lagos roads.
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by judgementyard(m): 3:32pm On Sep 11
GavelSlam:


Venza abi?
Naah! 4MATIC
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by churchee(m): 3:56pm On Sep 11
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Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by damtan(m): 3:59pm On Sep 11
I've wondered quite a number of times what it meant. Now I know. Thanks boss
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by Ghostmode2two(m): 4:18pm On Sep 11
AleAirHub:
Thanks for your correction
You are most welcome. God bless you
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by femi4: 4:25pm On Sep 11
owila4luv:
really
just like the offside in football, you should not be caught in that offside or yellow box. The traffic ahead of you must be free before you drive across it .
Its used to prevent indiscriminate obstruction of traffic at a junction
Re: Box Junction: What Is The Meaning Of This Road Marking? (PHOTOS) by owila4luv(m): 4:39pm On Sep 11
femi4:
just like the offside in football, you should not be caught in that offside or yellow box. The traffic ahead of you must be free before you drive across it .
Its used to prevent indiscriminate obstruction of traffic at a junction
thus an imaginary roundabout. still boils down to desame thing

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