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Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by VaselineCrew: 7:47am On Jan 01
I have been to a few countries in my life and Nigeria is the only country I’ve seen were it’s police officers don’t enforce traffic rules.

Will we ever value Law and Order in Nigeria?

I find myself stopping erring drivers daily now, as though I were a police officer. Last time, I stopped a guy making an illegal turn, and a guy driving on the lane markings. Both times, I was insulted badly, which is to be expected from crude Nigerians that will break the law and then curse you. All this occurred within a few meters from police officers, who obviously did nothing, sigh!

In Nigeria, you find the police officers sitting down at junctions, sitting in their cars, eating lunch by the roadside... they NEVER PATROL... how can you tackle major traffic offenses if you don’t patrol?

The only time they will spring up to action is to form road blocks to extort money! This is not the type of country I want for my children.

What will it take for “black man country” to fall in love with Law and Order?

What will it take for Nigerian police to start enforcing laws like:-


Driving in your lane

One car per lane, no matter the traffic situation

One way driving and riding by okadas, even in the presence of police.

Turning left, using the wrong lane, the lane for going straight.

Using turn signals before switching lanes

Pedestrians walking on the roads, and not sidewalks

...




Ask your self, in Nigeria, when last were you pulled over, or when last did you see an erring driver get pulled over. Would your children know what it means to get pulled over by police? Are Nigerians accustomed to pulling over when they hear police sirens behind them, or do they understand that those sirens probably belong to a government convoy riding with impunity?

We always let issues linger and then come up with draconian laws like “death for running traffic lights”, when the situations gets out of hand.

You don’t need draconian rules for traffic offenders, you just need to enforce the law 24/7/365.

You can’t enforce the law on only one day out of the whole month and expect to have order.


The one that really irks me is okada riders riding one way frequently, then you look up and see 5 lasma guys looking the other way... some even asking drivers through the window for “anything for we”...

Must Nigeria fail in every sector before someone or the people rescue it?

Well I know we will divide eventually, God willing, but can’t we still get somethings right, right now!

Must we always behave like animas in a jungle who just do anyhow, forming sharp guy, with no justice, no justice whatsoever.

I mean how can you line up for hours and then one danfo just drives to the front of the queue and police does NOTHING. What kind of evil is that.
Re: Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by Nobody: 7:56am On Jan 01
Slight correcton...it isn't the duty of the police to enforce traffic rules.

The FRSC usually does that....I think the Traffic wardens are the only branch of the police that do some form of traffic enforcement.

But abroad, the Law has a lot of aids to help them control traffic...things like cameras, monitoring devices, etc....which we don't have in Nigeria. And with a budget as scanty as what the FRSC and police get....I doubt we would ever have the cash to pay for the thing.

Also, we Nigerians are part of the problem. We bribe, cajole, threaten and even fight law enforcement...and even threaten their lives atimes. So, why should they bother.

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Re: Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by ggood: 7:58am On Jan 01
Nigeria is hell fire on Earth
Re: Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 7:58am On Jan 01
Bros if u have chance just leave the country, u can't come and kill yourself.

Since all these HEGOATS have decided in their hearts not to do anything to improve the country but instead resolutely resolved to destroy the country at all costs.

Leave am for them bro.
Re: Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by nony43(m): 7:59am On Jan 01
Them never pursue Yahoo boys finish
Re: Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by Nobody: 8:06am On Jan 01
VeeVeeMyLuv:
Bros if u have chance just leave the country, u can't come and kill yourself.

Since all these HEGOATS have decided in their hearts not to do anything to improve the country but instead resolutely resolved to destroy the country at all costs.

Leave am for them bro.

But we Nigerians too are part of the problem

When FRSC tries to enforce traffic rules, there are times when some people fight them, or bribe them to get off.

Plus people don't like to obey traffic lights and signs.

And when it is election time, people , after complaining about APC , VOTE FOR...the same APC. Same for PDP.

the foreign countries you want to emigrate to...people suffered to make them look nice.
Re: Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by VaselineCrew: 8:07am On Jan 01
Claudiusdeux:
Slight correcton...it isn't the duty of the police to enforce traffic rules.

The FRSC usually does that....I think the Traffic wardens are the only branch of the police that do some form of traffic enforcement.

But abroad, the Law has a lot of aids to help them control traffic...things like cameras, monitoring devices, etc....which we don't have in Nigeria. And with a budget as scanty as what the FRSC and police get....I doubt we would ever have the cash to pay for the thing.

Also, we Nigerians are part of the problem. We bribe, cajole, threaten and even fight law enforcement...and even threaten their lives atimes. So, why should they bother.

Are you sure about that? I think the police as a LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY would definitely have a role in enforcing traffic laws.

Only in Nigeria again I see so many different agencies involved in traffic; police, lasma, frsc, vio, local gov...

Yet in Dallas for instance, only one outfit does that job, THE POLICE, and they do it damn well!

I understand that we may not have cameras and such, but we have police vehicles and buying petrol should be dirt cheap for government, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t patrol.

In London for instance with lots of cameras, you may not need that much patrolling, but juxtapose that with like Texas that is huge with not as many cameras. There they definitely need patrolling and they do it so well.

So bottom line bro, cameras/patrolling, we just don’t have any excuse.

I feel you about Nigerians being pigheaded sometimes, but that can still be overcome. You just need to be organized in having an efficient “backup” system. So instead of deploying lethal force, a squad can simply request for backup to quell any ugly situation.

All in all, we must find a pathway to Law and Order!
Re: Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by Nobody: 8:10am On Jan 01
VaselineCrew:


Are you sure about that? I think the police as a LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY would definitely have a role in enforcing traffic laws.

Only in Nigeria again I see so many different agencies involved in traffic; police, lasma, frsc, vio, local gov...

Yet in Dallas for instance, only one outfit does that job, THE POLICE, and they do it damn well!

I understand that we may not have cameras and such, but we have police vehicles and buying petrol should be dirt cheap for government, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t patrol.

In London for instance with lots of cameras, you may not need that much patrolling, but juxtapose that with like Texas that is huge with not as many cameras. There they definitely need patrolling and they do it so well.

So bottom line bro, cameras/patrolling, we just don’t have any excuse.

I feel you about Nigerians being pigheaded sometimes, but that can still be overcome. You just need to be organized in having an efficient “backup” system. So instead of deploying lethal force, a squad can simply request for backup to quell any ugly situation.

All in all, we must find a pathway to Law and Order!

You can't expect the Law in Nigeria to function like the Law in Dallas or New Youk, or London at a fraction of the costs.

The NPF has a budget that is less than one fifth of what the New York city police gets. To police a population that is ten times more than New York.

Sometimes I wonder how we have managed.

(And no, this does not excuse government incompetence)
Re: Why Won’t Police In Nigeria Enforce Driving Rules? by T4taiwo(m): 8:34am On Jan 01
Claudiusdeux:


You can't expect the Law in Nigeria to function like the Law in Dallas or New Youk, or London at a fraction of the costs.

The NPF has a budget that is less than one fifth of what the New York city police gets. To police a population that is ten times more than New York.

Sometimes I wonder how we have managed.

(And no, this does not excuse government incompetence)

you sounding as if you are a stranger in the land, what the OP said was not a fallacy, our police officers had lacked in many areas, they had jettison their primary role, how dou expect a police officer abating crime and compounding the system.

not untill the government pump in billions to achieve a desire result, at least their performance should be visible with the little they collect.

they are damn too lazy.

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