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Car Talk / Re: ..................CASTROL 5w30.........DONE AND DUSTED by driversng: 10:17am On Oct 15, 2023
Ok, which mobil 1 do you have and how much

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Car Talk / Re: ..................CASTROL 5w30.........DONE AND DUSTED by driversng: 8:59pm On Oct 14, 2023
How much is mobil1 0w 15

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Car Talk / 9 Star Trek Ships Redesigned As Cars by driversng: 12:33pm On Dec 03, 2020
“For everything, there is a first time,” and when it comes to Star Trek Ships reimagined as cars, this is the first.
From the impressive range of Star Trek TV series and movies, we’ve selected the ships fans talk about most and asked ourselves: What if these ships had four wheels?

USS Defiant NX-74205


Defence meets aerodynamic design when it comes to the USS Defiant NX-74205 car. Inspired by the 24th-century starship, this car goes beyond transport, designed to accompany and protect. At the touch of a button, its cloaking device can be activated for complete invisibility and its ablative armour protects its main body when under fire.

D’Deridex Class Warbird

The D’Deridex Class Warbird offers all the power and performance you’d expect from our alien neighbours, the Romulans. Its prominent head houses the capability to fire both beams and pulses for attack and defence, and its interior and exterior boasts a striking hunter green to reflect its power and dominance.

USS Enterprise NCC-1701

A celebration of eye-catching looks and innovative technology, the classic USS Enterprise NCC-1701 makes the perfect car for deep exploration. Its warp engines allow you to travel faster than light and is suited to both on-road and off-road.

USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D

Sister of the original USS Enterprise, this car brings the classic to a new generation. Capable of travelling thousands of light years, it’s the perfect vehicle for when you’re hitting the road looking for new friends or enemies.

Borg Cube

Its huge size and sharp edges make the Borg Cube prepared for anything it may encounter. With an ability to reach massive speeds and projectile weapons on board, when it comes to a Borg Cube, resistance is futile.

D’Kora Class Marauder

Instantly eye-catching, the sleek exterior of the D’Kora Class Marauder takes armoured transport to a new level. Capable of mounting phasers, disruptors and strong torpedo-based weapons; if you’re looking to make an impact, the Ferengi Alliance have brought a car to do just that.

USS Voyager NCC-74656

When you want a home on the road, you want the USS Voyager NCC-74656. But this won’t be just any home; this Intrepid-class car boasts some of the most advanced sensor equipment there is and is capable of holding rapid speeds. You’ll get from A to B, faster than the speed of light.

Klingon Bird of Prey

Perhaps one of the most versatile automobiles out there, the Klingon Bird of Prey can suit whatever purpose you have. Equipped with defensive weapons, invisible cloaking and extreme propulsions, when you have a car like this, just sit back and enjoy the ride.

USS Discovery NCC-1031

A vision of the future, the USS Discovery NCC-1031 is breaking new ground and inventing unlimited possibilities. Demonstrating the future of car design, the Discovery’s sleek exterior and aerodynamic shape makes this car light years away from the automobiles of today.

These cars are battling the final frontier when it comes to design. We hope one day we get to sit in the driver’s seat of these vehicles, but until then, “live long and prosper.”



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Car Talk / Guide To Avoiding Risky Situations: Don’t Text And Drive by driversng: 12:25pm On Dec 03, 2020
Think about the people in your life. Think about your parents, your children, your siblings, your spouse, your friends and loved ones—think about the living, breathing individuals that make up your world. Now, think about what it would mean to lose them.

Distracted driving is a very real threat to everyone on the road, and has been known to claim hundreds of lives in only the last few years. These were people with loved ones and families. Distracted driving is a significant danger, but even more importantly, it’s a danger that we can eliminate, as long as we’re willing to make the commitment.

A dangerous weapon
In the wrong hands, a car is a dangerous weapon capable of immense destruction.

The modern car weighs approximately 1000–3000 kg, and can travel at speeds in excess of 160 kph. When all of that mass and velocity collides with something, an inordinate amount of energy is released. That energy is often capable of shattering glass, warping steel, pulverising concrete, and yes, even ending human life.

In the wrong hands, a car is a dangerous weapon capable of immense destruction.

But unlike most weapons, no malice of forethought is needed in order to turn a moving vehicle into an instrument of death. All that it takes is a moment of distraction, and an otherwise safe driver can easily find him or herself responsible for property damage, injury, or death.

Distraction is on the rise
Distracted driving has been a danger for as long as personal cars have existed. There are three kinds of distractions that drivers face (although many distractions fall into multiple categories):

Cognitive
Cognitive distractions are any that cause a driver’s mind to lose focus on the task at hand. These distractions are often the most difficult to prevent, as they are often not associated with any particular physical object. Music and passenger conversation can both lead to cognitive distractions, as can driver preoccupation with matters unrelated to driving (such as issues regarding personal life or work).

Visual
Visual distractions are any that cause a driver to take his or her eyes off of the road. Visual distractions are particularly dangerous, because they result in a vehicle that is being driven ‘blind,’ at least for a few seconds. Looking at the display of an electronic device, or looking down to change the radio station, are both examples of visual distractions.

Manual
Manual distractions are any that cause a driver to remove his or her hands from where they should be to drive the vehicle. Manual distraction results in a decreased control over the car, and can lead to an increase in response time when encountering unforeseen road hazards. Eating and drinking, adjusting a seat belt, securing a pet, etc., are all manually distracting.

With the recent increase in the popularity and availability of mobile devices, instances of distracted driving are increasing as well, and are having profoundly negative effects on overall car safety in Australia.

Official sources began to keep the first records of Australian traffic fatalities during the second decade of the 20th century, and the first report published in 1925 indicates that as many as 700 traffic-related fatalities occurred during that year.

However, with the recent increase in the popularity and availability of mobile devices, instances of distracted driving are increasing as well, and are having profoundly negative effects on overall car safety in Australia.

Mobile phones offer the kind of constant connection and communication ability that we’ve come to deem as vitally important in the modern world. But it is that same constant connectivity that makes them such dangerous distractions on the road.

And although it often seems like such a small thing to check or respond to a text, or to answer an incoming call, or to snap a picture , each of these actions pull a driver’s attention away from what really matters: operating the vehicle.

Understanding the facts in regards to the dangers of distracted driving is a valuable first step towards eliminating this threat from Australia’s roads.

Here are nine interesting and informative statistics to help you get a good picture of just how grave this threat really is:

1. 30 per cent of young drivers have written and sent text messages while driving.




Although it is important for all drivers to remain focused while driving, young drivers are generally less experienced behind the wheel. At the same time, the younger generation is often more technologically dependent.

This means that more young drivers are putting themselves and others in danger by using mobile phones while driving.

2. Approximately 60 per cent of Australian drivers admit to using a mobile phone while driving.
Despite the many laws that have been implemented to prevent mobile phone use by drivers, over half of licensed drivers freely admit to regularly breaking these laws. This may be because most drivers are able to justify their own mobile use—believing that if they only use the mobile phone for a short amount of time, or if they try to keep their eyes mostly on the road while they complete their text, they’ll still be able to operate the vehicle safely.

This, however, is a misconception; any distraction, no matter how small, can lead to a traffic accident.

3. Those who engage in text messaging while driving have their eyes off the road for approximately 10 per cent of the time. This increases to 40 per cent when drivers are both retrieving and sending text messages.
Given the speed that modern vehicles are capable of, those drivers that look away from the road for even a few seconds often find that they have travelled much further than they had anticipated by the time they regain their focus.

For those who text message while driving, this ends up accounting for a significant portion of their time—nearly half of the time spent driving, in the case of those who both send and receive messages.

4. Of those who admit to using a mobile smart device while driving, 89 per cent use their devices for calls, 68 per cent for navigation, 39 per cent for instant messaging, and 31 per cent to check e-mail or the Internet.


Mobile phone use while driving is not limited to telephone calls or text messages; many mobile-users take advantage of other smart-phone capabilities. Unless drastic steps are taken, as mobile smart-technology advances, we will likely see a continued rise in distracted driving, due to mobile-devices demonstrating even more advanced capabilities.

5. Distraction caused by passenger interaction is the cause of approximately 3.2 per cent of all casualty crashes.
The act of simply sharing a vehicle with another person may be enough of a distraction to cause a car accident. Passengers offer a number of possible distractions to drivers, and should be aware of the dangers they pose. Even basic conversation can potentially cause accidents if it distracts a driver’s focus at the wrong time.

6. Inattention is reported to be the primary cause in nearly 30 per cent of fatal crashes and 45 per cent of serious injury crashes each year.
Although many believe that distracted driving is a minor concern, the truth is that distraction is a significant threat to every driver on the road, and is directly responsible for nearly half of all serious injury crashes in Australia.

7. Texting increases the risk of a crash or a near-crash by up to 15 times for car drivers and over 20 times for truck drivers.


Texting may be the most significant risk factor for drivers, significantly increasing the chances of a car accident. For truck drivers, this threat is even more pronounced.

8. The most common types of distraction involves voluntary, non-driving related distractions originating within the vehicle.
Although some forms of driver distraction are unavoidable (a flying insect in the car, glare from the sun or approaching headlamps, the sound of car horns, etc.), the most common distractions are ones that could be avoided relatively easily.

These are distractions associated with mobile device use, interacting with passengers, listening to music, eating, drinking, smoking, adjusting vehicle settings, or even self-grooming. By identifying and conquering dangerous personal driving habits, drivers can make the road safer for everyone who uses it.

9. The number of crashes on NSW roads in which driver distraction was a factor have doubled in less than 10 years.
As technology becomes more available, it is becoming ever more obvious something needs to be done to promote and ensure road safety.

Anti-distraction laws
It is important to familiarise yourself with the specific laws of the area in which you live. However, most state laws reflect National Australian Road Rules, so your first step should be to understand those laws and what they mean for you.

Although every state has established its own laws to help reduce the number of distraction-related accidents, there are a number of road rules that are common throughout the entire nation.

It is important to familiarise yourself with the specific laws of the area in which you live. However, most state laws reflect National Australian Road Rules, so your first step should be to understand those laws and what they mean for you.

Here is a basic overview of Australian distracted driving laws:

1. It is against the law in all Australian states and territories to use a hand-held mobile phone for any purpose while driving. This includes talking, sending and receiving text messages, playing games, taking photos or video, and any and all other hand-held mobile phone functions.

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2. Using a hand-held mobile phone is against the law when your vehicle is stationary but not parked, such as when it is stopped at a traffic light.

3. It is also against the law to use a hands-free phone while driving, if it causes the driver to lose proper control of your vehicle in any way.

4. Learner and P1 drivers are not permitted to use a hand-held or hands-free mobile phone at all while driving.

5. A fixed mounting that is positioned so that it allows the driver to use the mobile device without having to take his or her focus off of the road may be used.

However, while not technically illegal, this kind of setup may still be distracting to drivers, and you may find yourself facing charges (or worse) if you allow yourself to be distracted by a fixed-mount device.

Avoiding distraction
The most valuable weapons in the war against distracted driving are knowledge and commitment. Knowing the dangers associated with distracted driving is only valuable when drivers are then willing to take the necessary steps to correct their own habits.

After all, in most cases, distracted driving is a conscious choice, and as such, it’s something that we can choose not to do.

Here are some tips on how you can eliminate distractions in your vehicle.

1. Make any seat, mirror, or other car-adjustments before you start the engine.
It is not uncommon for drivers to put on their seat belts, adjust their side and rear-facing mirrors, and reposition their seats after the car is already underway.

As with many distractions, this is often because the driver feels that he or she is in a hurry to reach his or her destination. However, these actions are not very time-consuming, and should always be performed before the car begins to move.

2. Finish getting dressed and groomed before you leave home.
If you find yourself having to apply makeup, put on a tie, comb your hair, or perform any other dress or grooming related activity, then you should consider giving yourself more time at home before you leave.

Again, this seems to be a case of drivers being too rushed to practise proper driving safety. If you find yourself having to apply makeup, put on a tie, comb your hair, or perform any other dress or grooming related activity, then you should consider giving yourself more time at home before you leave.

This may mean waking up a few minutes earlier in the morning. The good news is that getting dressed and groomed at home rather than in the car will likely result in a better appearance overall.

3. Do not eat or drink while driving.


Whether you are attempting to take a quick meal during your commute, or you simply like having something to snack on while you drive, eating can be very distracting.

Take the time to eat at home before you get into the car—this will also help reduce your desire to snack while driving. If you absolutely must eat while driving, avoid messy, difficult-to-eat foods that will preoccupy your hands, and instead rely on things such as smoothies that can be consumed easily without breaking your attention.

4. Turn off all electronic devices.
It may seem inconceivable, but it is possible to disconnect from electronic devices while you drive. By turning off your mobile phone, and any other devices that might cause unwanted distractions, you effectively eliminate them as a threat.

5. Make sure all passengers are secure before you start the car.
If you have pets or child passengers, you should double check to make sure that everyone is where they should be before you start to drive. This will prevent you from having to shift your focus to any unsecured passengers when you should be concentrating on the road.

6. Speak with your passengers about distracted driving.
As evidenced by one of the above statistics, passengers have the potential to be very distracting to drivers. Speak with your passengers before you begin your drive, and let them know what behaviours are distracting, and have them commit to keep from distracting you while you are driving.

7. Skip the music.
Many of us rely on music to help make our commutes more bearable. Unfortunately, music can be very distracting to drivers. Consider turning off your music while you drive, and instead enjoy the peace and quiet that can be found on the road.

If this is not a possibility, then at least choose music that is non-intrusive, and that won’t distract your attention too much from driving.

8. Always be willing to pull over to the side of the road.
You may end up extending your drive time by a few minutes—or even more—but you won’t have to worry about putting yourself and others in danger while you try to split your focus between two actions at once.

If any distractions that require your immediate attention occur while you are driving, your best choice will always be to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road. Doing so will give you a chance to secure the car, and then to focus your entire attention on whatever distraction is occurring.

You may end up extending your drive time by a few minutes—or even more—but you won’t have to worry about putting yourself and others in danger while you try to split your focus between two actions at once.

Everyone’s responsibility
Distracted driving is a growing danger on Australia’s roads, but it doesn’t have to be. By simply taking the time to educate ourselves about this threat, and then by committing to make the personal changes necessary to eliminate unnecessary distractions from our driving-lives, we can put an end to the rise of distracted driving.

So, the next time that your mobile phone buzzes while you’re on the road, ignore it, or pull your vehicle over before you check to see what your message is. You never know: the text that you don’t answer today may have been the text that would have ended in disaster.



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Car Talk / The Drawing Board: Going From Concepts To New Cars by driversng: 12:12pm On Dec 03, 2020
Concept cars are always the darling of motor shows and car manufacturer showcases. We love them for their almost space-age appeal. But concept cars aren’t only an opportunity for major car manufacturers to flex their engineering muscle. They also form a vital part of developing new cars.

Here’s the inside scoop on how concept cars come from the drawing board through to your garage.

Concept cars as a playground for innovation
“Design and beauty not only command attention, but they are the very foundation of living, breathing progress… not only in automobiles but all man’s progress.” So said automobile designer Harley Earl. As the man regarded as the father of the concept car, Earl took imagination and design to new heights at General Motors in the 1950s.

Concept cars shone a light on innovation in motors, manufacturing materials and design. Their original name, “dream cars,” set the stage for this invaluable tool in automotive innovation.

The tradition of concept cars continues today, as it allows car manufacturers to test ideas. In the conceptual design stage, car manufacturers and their design teams often want to solve a particular problem or test a theory.

The cycle of the concept car works like this:

Planning and specifications: The car manufacturer chooses a puzzle to solve. A team will work on a design for months or years to plot out, plan and create specifications and test the main hypothesis or idea.
Concept design: With the aid of CAD, 3D printers and clay models, fleshed out concepts become working representations.
Market research: Market research helps lock down the models and plans. The feedback received during this time is incorporated into design and modelling.
The test car: Depending on the manufacturer, one or more concept cars are created for viewing and testing. This ensures handling, driveability and other key elements of the car’s brief are met. Potential customers, professional vehicle reviewers and other interested parties are invited to share feedback.
The final concept car: All the feedback, testing and prototyping finds its way into the new concept vehicle. Once the new design is set, the approved concept car moves towards manufacturing. This manufactured car then becomes your show car or the flagship for innovation.
Why the concept car?
The concept car serves as a research and development phase for car companies. It allows manufacturers the ability to test concepts without making entire lines. And it satisfies the curiosity of car lovers who eagerly await the latest innovations in car manufacturing.

The concept car means stretching boundaries. Using steel for the Pontiac Club de Mer in 1956 gave it a space-age-meets-Bond look and feel. Flattening a Ferrari gave the Ferrari Modulo the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in geometry, symmetry and coach building in one car.

Capturing imagination is an essential part of the concept car. Consider the Kevlar, carbon fibre and aluminium mix of the 1980s debut Italdesign Aztec. It may not have ended up changing the face of body shaping or materials, but it certainly captured the imagination of a Japanese billionaire who went on to order 18 of them off the production line.

But it isn’t always about play time.

Concept cars are sketched before being designed and fleshed out with the aid of CAD, 3D printers and clay models.



The concept car as the market tester
The concept car tests adoption and can be used as a sales vehicle. The Porsche Boxster was introduced in 1993 at the Detroit Motor Show as a concept car, but was racing off the production line in 1997 because of popular demand. It was a return to the looks and road manners of the celebrated 550 Spyder of the 1950s. It was a two-seater cockpit sports car with a tasty six-cylinder, water-cooled, horizontally opposed engine (boxer).

With a relatively modest price of $40,000, it was the most affordable yet powerful Porsche seen for decades. Beautifully styled and perfectly priced, it offered the motoring enthusiast access to Porsche prestige.

Introduced in 1993 at the Detroit Motor Show as a concept car, the Porsche Boxster was racing off the production line in 1997 because of popular demand.

It was the make-or-break moment for a financially ailing Porsche. Strong German currency and a declining interest in sports cars were hurting the manufacturer. It was the Boxster and the quick thinking of then-CEO Wendelin Wiedeking that reversed the company’s fortunes.

In an interview for the August 1993 issue of Britain’s CAR magazine, Wiedeking said his vision was to: “…cultivate the 911 because it is the backbone of our business. At the same time, we must develop an entry-level car priced below [$40,000]. This segment is six times bigger than the one the 911 competes in. As soon as the new baseline Porsche is in the showroom, I guarantee you that our production will double to over 30,000 vehicles a year.”

Wiedeking used the Boxster concept as a testing ground for the car and for manufacturing processes. The Boxster proved affordability had been a key barrier to entry for most Porsche enthusiasts. He also proved that adopting a lean production model, like the Japanese’s, and using part sharing freed the company from high overheads. These savings could then be handed directly to the consumer.

This significant change in manufacturing resulted in 56,000 Boxsters hitting the road each year. The same collaborative process and part sharing has moved parent company VW to the forefront of price competitiveness across the Audi, VW and Skoda brands.

The Porsche Boxster started as a concept car in 1993 before going on sale in 1997.

Economics and market adoption aren’t always the driving force behind the concept car. The Chevrolet Volt and EV1 were GM’s response to government-mandated emissions research. Where the GM EV1 failed to gain traction during the ‘90s, the Volt has succeeded.

The GM EV1 was a 1990 concept car based on producing zero emissions as an entirely electric vehicle, sold at Saturn dealerships across the U.S.

While its government-ordered mandate of zero emissions pleased consumers, GM resented the EV1. They leased (as opposed to sold) the vehicles. They restricted distribution to Saturn dealerships and shied away from providing proper support

In a New York Times article, the company made its distaste for the clean-tech initiatives clear. At the 1994 Detroit Motor Show, GM’s spokesperson William J. O’Neill said, “it is not going to help if we build ‘X’ number of units to satisfy the mandate, and then don’t sell them”.

Once the regulations were relaxed to include hybrids and gas cars, GM made a further startling move. GM canceled all EV1 leases, recalled the car and sent them to the crusher. Since only a handful survived, this car is now one of the rarest produced in the ’90s.

The much more celebrated GM car, the hybrid Chevrolet Volt, wins green awards. It has switched from concept to production car and has sold steadily since 2011. The Volt shares the bill with the EV Spark, a lithium-ion battery-powered car that serves as a symbol of the technologically advanced nature of GM.

The hybrid Chevrolet Volt went from concept to production car in 2011.

The concept car on the drawing board
The concept car will always have its place within modern car manufacturing. It gives the audience the ability to imagine the car of the future while measuring consumer interest in real, live concepts.

Concept cars are a bridge between imagination and practicality. The desire of designers and engineers to stretch automotive limits is satiated while the commercial reality is tested.

Not all concept cars make their way from showcase to showroom. However, the concept car remains a testament to innovation, engineering and imagination.



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Autos / Most Understood Traffic Symbols By Nigerian Drivers by driversng: 6:12pm On Mar 11, 2020
Surprisingly this a researched data on the most understood traffic symbols by Nigerian drivers.

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Education / Lagos Number Plate Abbreviation by driversng: 4:45pm On Dec 18, 2019
Abbreviation Local government
FST Festac
SMK Somolu
JJJ Ojo
KJA Ikeja
AAA Lagos Island LG
FKJ Ifako Ijaiye
AKD Ibeju Lekki
LND Lagos Mainland
LSR Surulere
LSD Oshodi Isolo
KSF Kosofe
AGL Ajeromi Ifelodun
APP Apapa
KTU Alimosho
BDG Badagry
EKY Eti-Osa LG
KRD Ikorodu
EPE Epe
MUS Mushin
GGE Agege
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Romance / Slay Queen Laps Old Man Inside A Bus ? by driversng: 4:23pm On Dec 18, 2019
The story of boarding public commercial transport mostly referred to ‘danfo’; a commercial public bus used in commuting public users from a park to a central point or central business unit in Nigeria. The experience could be full of stress and or excitement at the same time. Below is the ordeal of a slay queen on a journey in Nigeria.

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Autos / Economic Implications Of Transportation Bottleneck In Lagos by driversng: 4:53pm On Dec 16, 2019
Lagos is a cosmopolitan city with an increasing population. A highly boisterous state known for huge economic transactions. Lagos occupies a special place in the macroeconomic space of Nigeria. The people of Lagos are highly enduring people who can do anything to ensure their trade continues legitimately. They weather the difficult transportation challenge in Lagos to ensure that business continues. In fact, traffic jam scenes are market places in Lagos where street traders sell various items despite the ban on street trading.

Due to the traffic menace, a transportation system is known as the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that operates on selected and dedicated routes that were launched in 2003. At present, the BRT system is operated by the Lagos State government-owned LAGBUS Asset Management Limited and the private Primero Transport Services Limited with the aim of providing fast transport services to Lagosians. Users find relief in these buses because through them, they can travel within the city faster and at a relatively lesser cost. The Ikorodu to CMS and Ikorodu to Oshodi routes are probably the most-used BRT corridors in Lagos. The reason is not unconnected with the fact that the Ikorodu local government is a densely populated area in Lagos with the majority of its residents working on the island axis of Lagos. The majority of residents in Ikorodu and those along the Ikorodu road stretch, therefore, depend on the BRT buses for their transportation needs to work and back home.

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On November 4, 2016, the Lagos State Government revoked the franchises issued through LAGBUS to transport companies that operate the red buses on BRT corridors. By this decision, the red buses are no longer allowed to use the BRT corridor along the Ikorodu-CMS road and other routes too. The implication of this is that their service is now limited to the normal road every other private road user ply. It strips them of the right to use the fast lane dedicated to the BRT system. It simply makes them unattractive to passengers who used to prefer them to other buses in order to bypass the stubborn traffic jam on some Lagos roads. The decision, therefore, gives Primero Transport company (the operators of the blue BRT buses) the sole right to BRT lanes.

The challenge is that, even though Primero boasts of having 475 buses in their fleet, they have failed to seamlessly meet the needs of the teeming number of passengers who are always left at the mercy of their poor service. It is extremely annoying that passengers are always left queuing for hours in the mornings and evenings at major bus terminals. This is usually very tiring for passengers who are eager to get to work and who also hope to return home on time to attend to domestic needs. The effect of this is that it makes workers tired and left with little strength. A tired workforce definitely affects output and ultimately, performance on the job.

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More so, the continued operation of the red buses formerly under the franchise of the Lagos State government is seriously under threat too. Investors who bought into the BRT franchise have raised their voices, lamenting the risk of losing their investment. This is definitely economically-disadvantageous. In a ripple effect, the over 5,000 employees of the LAGBUS franchise holders such as tickets, drivers, etc, are threatened by the possible loss of job in an economy that is biting harder by the day. This will increase unemployment in an already inflationary economy.

In addition, commuters are left with limited choices. The popular yellow bus operators in Lagos are known to be people who liken waiting for the crowd of passengers with the need to hike their fares. Lagosians are, therefore, made to pay through their nose for services that aren’t any better simply because they now have very limited options to choose from. It leaves civil servants, apprentices, petty traders, students, workers, etc, at the mercy of the unfair fares they charge.

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Regarding the decision of the state government that revoked the franchise given the red BRT bus operators, it is imperative that the Lagos State government come to the mercy of its residents for the following reasons: (a) The time and energy commuters waste on queues for those ‘unrapid’ buses which are supposed to be rapid in their operation is counter-productive. A tired worker will not perform optimally and this will affect productivity. (b) The unprecedented inconveniences commuters now face which is a direct consequence of the government’s decision to cancel the LAGBUS franchises is unbearable to commuters. (c) The possible loss of investment by investors in the LAGBUS franchise scheme will have a negative impact on Lagos’ outlook as an investment destination. (d) The decision can also increase unemployment. (e) It is capable of leading to a monopoly in the BRT system which is unhealthy.

On the last note above, the government needs to take a second look at its decision because, leaving only one transport company to enjoy the BRT system will encourage monopoly, discourage further organized private sector involvement in the transport sector in Lagos and further make Lagos a difficult place to do business in. This is because transportation is an aid to trade that needs well run in a city like Lagos.

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Autos / Economic Implications Of Transportation Bottleneck In Lagos by driversng: 4:47pm On Dec 16, 2019
Lagos is a cosmopolitan city with an increasing population. A highly boisterous state known for huge economic transactions. Lagos occupies a special place in the macroeconomic space of Nigeria. The people of Lagos are highly enduring people who can do anything to ensure their trade continues legitimately. They weather the difficult transportation challenge in Lagos to ensure that business continues. In fact, traffic jam scenes are market places in Lagos where street traders sell various items despite the ban on street trading.

Due to the traffic menace, a transportation system is known as the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that operates on selected and dedicated routes that were launched in 2003. At present, the BRT system is operated by the Lagos State government-owned LAGBUS Asset Management Limited and the private Primero Transport Services Limited with the aim of providing fast transport services to Lagosians. Users find relief in these buses because through them, they can travel within the city faster and at a relatively lesser cost. The Ikorodu to CMS and Ikorodu to Oshodi routes are probably the most-used BRT corridors in Lagos. The reason is not unconnected with the fact that the Ikorodu local government is a densely populated area in Lagos with the majority of its residents working on the island axis of Lagos. The majority of residents in Ikorodu and those along the Ikorodu road stretch, therefore, depend on the BRT buses for their transportation needs to work and back home.

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On November 4, 2016, the Lagos State Government revoked the franchises issued through LAGBUS to transport companies that operate the red buses on BRT corridors. By this decision, the red buses are no longer allowed to use the BRT corridor along the Ikorodu-CMS road and other routes too. The implication of this is that their service is now limited to the normal road every other private road user ply. It strips them of the right to use the fast lane dedicated to the BRT system. It simply makes them unattractive to passengers who used to prefer them to other buses in order to bypass the stubborn traffic jam on some Lagos roads. The decision, therefore, gives Primero Transport company (the operators of the blue BRT buses) the sole right to BRT lanes.

The challenge is that, even though Primero boasts of having 475 buses in their fleet, they have failed to seamlessly meet the needs of the teeming number of passengers who are always left at the mercy of their poor service. It is extremely annoying that passengers are always left queuing for hours in the mornings and evenings at major bus terminals. This is usually very tiring for passengers who are eager to get to work and who also hope to return home on time to attend to domestic needs. The effect of this is that it makes workers tired and left with little strength. A tired workforce definitely affects output and ultimately, performance on the job.

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More so, the continued operation of the red buses formerly under the franchise of the Lagos State government is seriously under threat too. Investors who bought into the BRT franchise have raised their voices, lamenting the risk of losing their investment. This is definitely economically-disadvantageous. In a ripple effect, the over 5,000 employees of the LAGBUS franchise holders such as tickets, drivers, etc, are threatened by the possible loss of job in an economy that is biting harder by the day. This will increase unemployment in an already inflationary economy.

In addition, commuters are left with limited choices. The popular yellow bus operators in Lagos are known to be people who liken waiting for the crowd of passengers with the need to hike their fares. Lagosians are, therefore, made to pay through their nose for services that aren’t any better simply because they now have very limited options to choose from. It leaves civil servants, apprentices, petty traders, students, workers, etc, at the mercy of the unfair fares they charge.

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Regarding the decision of the state government that revoked the franchise given the red BRT bus operators, it is imperative that the Lagos State government come to the mercy of its residents for the following reasons: (a) The time and energy commuters waste on queues for those ‘unrapid’ buses which are supposed to be rapid in their operation is counter-productive. A tired worker will not perform optimally and this will affect productivity. (b) The unprecedented inconveniences commuters now face which is a direct consequence of the government’s decision to cancel the LAGBUS franchises is unbearable to commuters. (c) The possible loss of investment by investors in the LAGBUS franchise scheme will have a negative impact on Lagos’ outlook as an investment destination. (d) The decision can also increase unemployment. (e) It is capable of leading to a monopoly in the BRT system which is unhealthy.

On the last note above, the government needs to take a second look at its decision because, leaving only one transport company to enjoy the BRT system will encourage monopoly, discourage further organized private sector involvement in the transport sector in Lagos and further make Lagos a difficult place to do business in. This is because transportation is an aid to trade that needs well run in a city like Lagos.

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Car Talk / How To Detail A Car by driversng: 4:15pm On Dec 16, 2019
Car detailing isn’t something you need to do that often. You might roll up your sleeves once a year to perform a top-notch cleaning – sweeping, scrubbing, wiping every nook and cranny – in your car. The level of clean you need? It’s really whatever you prefer. Here’s a helpful guide to get you started.

Man detailing the interior of a car
Before you begin
The difference between an “OK” and an “incredible” result is tied to the tools you use and the time you spend on the job. It helps to use specialized car detailing products for specific tasks. For instance, toothbrushes come in handy for small areas that are harder to clean, like vents and grilles. Cotton swabs are useful in these spots, too.

Also, try to use name brand products to play it safe, but be certain to read the labels. Even name brand products aren’t suitable for all paint finishes. If the product does not list that it’s safe for clear coat finishes, it’s probably not. And keep in mind that this likely won’t be a five-minute commitment; a high-quality car detailing job can take between four and eight hours.

Step 1: Getting the hard-to-reach placesWork on the interior first. Use compressed air in a can to blow dirt out from the tiny crevices. Save exterior cleaning for later. By taking this approach, you’ll prevent all the dirt you brush out from undoing exterior detailing efforts.

Step 2: Working from the top downCloth headliners present a problem since they’re glued to the roof. Removing marks and stains can be tough, but it’s important to remember that headliners shouldn’t get wet. Use a microfiber cloth and an upholstery cleaner designed for use on velour or suede.

Brush the entire headliner lightly with a dry part of the cloth. Then, apply cleaner to the cloth – not directly to the headliner – and continue to gently brush everything. For stubborn spots, wet only one corner of the cloth with cleaner, brush lightly and dry off with the rest of the cloth.

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Step 3: Cleaning vinyl, plastic, and windowsHard interior surfaces can be cleaned with a cloth dampened with an all-purpose cleaner. Use a window cleaner and paper towels on the interior glass. Pro tip: Finish the glass by rubbing with a balled-up newspaper to give it a gleaming shine.

Step 4: Scrubbing the seatsSpecific products are important when you get to the seats. Treat dirty fabric upholstery with foaming cleaners designed for the task. Always follow the manufacturers’ instructions. Remember, it also helps to have an upholstery brush. Use only a leather conditioner on real leather – never a vinyl cleaner. For tears in vinyl seats, repair kits can work wonders. Pro tip: If you have pet hair on fabric upholstery, wrap duct tape or wide masking tape around your hand with the sticky side out. Then, roll your hand over areas until the tape is full of hair. Repeat with new tape until all areas are done.

Step 5: Taking out the floor matsWhen it concerns floor mats and carpeted areas, it’s best to create extra room by getting all of the heavily soiled items out of your car. Follow these tips:

Rubber and fabric floor mats should be washed outside of the car.
If these mats are worn, consider replacing them with new ones.
If you use a dressing on rubber floor mats, use one that will not make them slippery.
Use a foaming cleanser for minor carpet stains.
Avoid getting carpets saturated with water or cleaner, so mildew won’t become a problem.
Step 6: Considering the nitty-grittyThis is definitely an optional step. The dashboard and steering column present some of the most time-consuming tasks. Any knobs that can be removed without damage should be taken off so that the bezels beneath them can be more easily cleaned. After you get the air vents cleaned up, spray a light mist of aerosol rubber or vinyl dressing for a polished, “brand new” look. Pro tip: Some crevices can be cleaned with a thin cloth placed over the end of a plastic knife.

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Step 7: Stopping by the car washIt’s a good idea to visit the local self-serve car wash to use their high-pressure hoses to rinse your wheels and wheel wells. Remove any heavy buildup. While you’re there, you can also use their high-powered vacuum on your upholstery, dashboard and carpeting before heading home to tackle the rest.

Step 8: Finishing touches to the exteriorDetail the doorjambs first. Any heavy grease should be wiped off with dry paper towels. After that, a soapy water solution is fine. Finish with small brushes for the tight areas, and don’t forget to wax the doorjambs. Wash small areas at a time, and keep finished areas wet with frequent hosings to avoid water spots. Change the rag and the water in your bucket often to avoid rubbing dirt back onto your car. Use a toothbrush to get into tight areas, such as around headlight and taillight trim, door handles and mirrors.

A stiff brush and soapy water should take care of most everything on wheels and wheel wells, but remember to keep spraying down the whole car to avoid water spots. Also, avoid acid-based cleaners on clear coat painted or polished metal surfaces of the wheels.

Wrapping up when you’re finished washing everything, dry the entire car with a heavy terry cloth towel. You can use a clear coat-safe cleaner on scratches and blemishes in the clear coat layer of paint, but a cleaner wax will likely address most of the visible irregularities in your paint finish. Just be careful to avoid applying wax or polish to plastic or vinyl areas. So how are things looking? Even if you skipped a step or two, your car is definitely in much better shape now – inside and out.

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Car Talk / In-car Distractions To Be Aware Of by driversng: 4:49pm On Dec 12, 2019
Cell Phones
Most drivers, even those who are old enough to remember the days before car phones, cannot fathom traveling from one destination to another without the “safety” of having a cell phone available. The fact is, cell phones are much more likely to cause an automobile accident than they are to save a life after one. It is best to turn off your cell phone or turn it on silent while operating your vehicle. It is also advisable to ask your passengers to refrain from talking on the phone while you are driving if their conversations distract your attention from the road. We all know that texting and driving is now one of the leading causes of accidents and many states are now adopting laws preventing it. Never send a text message, review email, play a game, or surf the internet from your phone while operating an automobile. The following video discusses the dangers of cell phones:

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Global Positioning System Devices (GPS)
[/b]Many vehicles now come with GPS or navigational devices built right into the dashboard. Directionally challenged drivers swear by these instruments and many refuse to drive anywhere without them. While GPS devices are very helpful, they can be just as distracting as cell phones. If your device is removable, always position it in the proper location on your windshield and input your destination before you were to drive the vehicle. If it malfunctions while you are driving, pull over and stop your car before you attempt to fix it. It is safest to designate a passenger to use the GPS device so that your eyes and attention are not drawn from the road.

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[b]Passengers

Let’s think about all the people who ride along with us as we operate our vehicles: a passel of gossipy coworkers on our morning commute, half of our son’s soccer team after a devastating and emotional loss, our back-seat driving in-laws, four giddy friends on the way to the beach, and the list goes on and on. Passengers can be extremely distracting. Remember, you are not only in control of the vehicle, but you are also in control of the safety of those inside it. Don’t worry about being cool. If you need to ask your passengers to talk more quietly or exclude you from their conversations so that you can focus on driving, do it. If you know that driving with passengers distracts you, limit the number of people who ride in your car or allow someone else to drive.

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[b]Car Video Players
[/b]Many family vehicles are now equipped with DVD systems that allow passengers riding in the back seat to watch movies while the vehicle is in motion. While many of these systems have headphones for the viewers to wear, the audio is often played through the vehicle’s speakers. While these systems may keep your kids or passengers content on long drives, they also subject the driver to a spontaneous burst of laughter, plot synopsis, and the task of controlling movie features and volume while the vehicle is in operation. It is best to make your passengers wear headphones if your vehicle has them or at least keep the movie’s volume low.

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[b]Music
[/b]There’s nothing quite like rolling down the windows and heading down the highways while listening to your favorite songs on your car’s radio. However, if you are using your drink as a microphone, squinting your eyes for the high notes, and your speakers are precariously close to bursting, it is likely that your radio has become a distraction. Listen at reasonable volume levels, keep your eyes on the road when you change channels, and stop the vehicle before you search for a new CD or program the stations.

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[b]Smoking
[/b]It is universally recognized as being horrible for your health. Did you know that smoking can adversely affect your driving also? Most smokers drive with only one hand on the wheel while they are smoking. Many also fumble through their belongings for their lighter or cigarette package while attempting to drive their car. The first way to prevent this distraction is to stop smoking. If you do smoke, make sure to light up before you begin to operate your vehicle and do your best to keep both hands on the wheel.

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[b]Eating and Drinking
[/b]The advent of the drive-thru restaurant was an American phenomenon and almost all of us visit these fast-food joints a couple of times each week. Just because you can order food from your car doesn’t mean that you should eat it inside your car. Keep the burgers in the bag until you get to your destination.


[b]Grooming and Self-Care
[/b]Ladies, waking up five minutes earlier will prevent the need for you to apply your make-up and fix your hair while driving on the expressway. Merging while applying your lipstick is the epitome of distracted driving. For men, shaving while driving is also distracting, alongside brushing your teeth and other grooming and self-care routines.


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Many of these distractions are things that we do almost every single time we get into our vehicles. Remember that operating an automobile is a huge responsibility. You are taking your own life, the lives of your passengers, and the lives of those on the road with you into your own hands. Take the task of operating a vehicle seriously and do your best to leave the distractions behind.
Car Talk / Share The Road: Tips For Drivers, Cyclists, And Pedestrians by driversng: 4:39pm On Dec 12, 2019
Los Angeles freeways are known to heavy traffic though out the day. All logos and symbols have been blur or removed.
On average, 265 bicycle and 600 pedestrian crashes are reported to the Metropolitan Police Department each year in Lagos. Approximately 2,700 pedestrians and bicyclists are injured every year in a local government, and 89 are killed. Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities accounted for 23% of the total traffic fatalities in lagos from 2014-2018.

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What’s disappointing is that many of these fatalities could have been avoided. By exercising some caution and extending some common courtesies, future tragedies can be avoided. The following tips should help drivers, bikers and walkers share the road and get where they’re going safely.

Behaviors motorists and walkers should avoid and fines for associated violations.

Tips for Drivers
Drivers are reminded to turn on vehicle headlights at dusk and be vigilant in looking out for cyclists and pedestrians. Additionally, drivers should:

Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks.
Slow down and obey the posted speed limit.
Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning.
Look before opening your door.
Be careful when passing stopped vehicles.
Allow three feet when passing bicyclists.
Tips for Cyclists
When traveling on city streets, cyclists should follow the same rules of the road as motorized vehicles. This means stopping at stop signs; obeying traffic signals and lane markings; and using hand signals to let others know your intention to stop or turn. Furthermore, cyclists are advised to be aware of their surroundings:

Don’t wear headphones; you need to be able to hear if a car is approaching.
Slow down and check for oncoming traffic before entering any street or intersection
Do your best to anticipate hazards and adjust your position in traffic accordingly.
Be predictable: ride with the flow of traffic, on the right, and in a straight line – not in and out of parked cars on the side of the street.
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Be visible and wear the proper protective gear. FRSC law mandates that riders are required to wear a helmet while cycling in LAGOS. Make eye contact with motorists to let them know you are there (but don’t always expect them to see you). And stay visible by riding where drivers are looking (i.e., do not pass on the right). Bicyclists should be particularly mindful of their visibility to other vehicles in the evening, especially when biking during rush hour or later. Legally, cyclists must have a front white light and a red rear reflector and/or a rear red light.

Tips for Walkers and Runners
Whether you’re going for an afternoon stroll, commuting to work on foot, or getting some exercise, walking and running are great activities. However, it’s importing to pay attention. When walking or exercising, especially in the early morning or at dusk or dark, pedestrians should keep the following tips in mind:

FRSC encourages walkers to use signaled crosswalks when possible. Use extreme caution when crossing at intersections without signals.
Look both ways before crossing the street.
Never run between cars into the street.
Wear clothing that allows drivers and people to see you. That means no dark clothes after dark or early in the morning.
Exercising outdoors at dusk or at night can be dangerous without some type of reflective device on your clothing. Many athletic shoes have reflective qualities built in, but also consider a vest complete with reflective tape.
Keep alert! Dawn and dusk offer convenient shadows for muggers and other crooks.
Runners are also reminded to ALWAYS carry identification with them when they go out. If carrying a license seems too inconvenient, please consider purchasing an identification bracelet or tag for your shoe. New products designed especially for runners, bikers and other athletes have recently come on the market. A simple internet search for “identification bracelet” will provide numerous results.

Report Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving is a combination of unsafe and unlawful actions that demonstrate a conscious and willful disregard for safety. The following offenses are included: running red lights and stop signs; following too closely, or tailgating; changing lanes unsafely; failing to yield the right of way; improper passing; and speeding. And aggressive driving is against the law.

Aggressive drivers may target bikers as well as drivers of other motorized vehicles. It’s in everyone’s best interest to avoid an aggressive driver rather than to engage him or her. Bikers can do that by getting out of their way and steering clear of them on the road; staying relaxed – remember, reaching your destination safely and calmly is your goal; not challenging them; avoiding eye contact; and ignoring rude gestures.

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Whether you’re on a bicycle or in a car, you should report aggressive driving if you see it. Police will need to know the following information:

Description of Vehicle (color, make, model, license plate state, and license plate number).
Description of driver (sex, race, age, hair color, height, weight).
Location of incident.
Date and time of incident.
Description of what happened.
If you’re willing to be a witness, be sure to provide your name, address and phone number.
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Car Talk / Top Things To Consider When Buying A Car by driversng: 4:14pm On Dec 12, 2019
Tired of taking the bus, walking to various venues and it is now time to buy a car. Before you buy a car you need to know what to consider when buying a car. Do not focus on the model and the appearance only. You need to make sure the vehicle is road-worthy and you also need to set up an insurance policy contract. There are several things to consider when buying a car

Affordability
It is a great step you are taking when you decide to purchase a car. It nice to want the finer things in life, however, you have to select a car that is budget-friendly. That nice red Range Rover you like may not be what you can afford. There may be similar cars that you can purchase that are budget-friendly. Most people cannot buy a car in cash and the best option is to borrow a loan. You should work out a budget and plan. How much of your earnings will you allocate towards car payment? Will you have a surplus to sustain yourself and your family?

Insurance
It is mandatory to have your vehicle insured in most countries. Insurance will financially support you if your vehicle is damaged or anyone is hurt in an accident. Some insurance will provide coverage if your vehicle is stolen or lost. You will need to find the right company to open an insurance policy with. You can pay the insurance in installments. It all depends on your budget.

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Year
You are probably wondering why you need to be concern about what year the car you are interested in was made? Well, it is important to know what year the vehicle was made because some financial institutions will use the year of the vehicle to determine how much money to lend to their client. The older the car the less expensive it is. Sometimes people buy a used car because they are cheap but they have a shorter time span compared to a new car. If you are looking for something long-lasting an old used car may not be ideal.

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Do you want a new or pre-owned car?
This is also a consideration that will depend on your budget. A new car will be more costly than a used car. For most people, a used car is what they can afford. If you are considering a pre-owned car then make sure that it is in excellent condition. Make sure you get an expert to review the car and check if it is roadworthy. You can also see if there is a warrant available for you to benefit from. Make sure to ask the owner about the history of the car. Where did they drive it and for how long? Has the car suffered any damages?

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Test drive
If you go to the store to buy a shirt you would fit it and see if it is comfortable. You want to make sure it is not too tight or short. When buying a car you need to test drive it. Do not just look at the interior and exterior then select the car you want. No, do a test drive. See if you feel comfortable when you drive it. Is it too fast or slow? Do you have enough leg room? Is the seat high enough? Make sure you are comfortable.

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things to consider when buying a car
Fuel Efficiency
Will the car you purchase travel long distances with very little fuel? If yes this can be advantageous to you. Some of the best fuel-efficient cars are Chevrolet bolt, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and Ford Focus Electric. Fuel efficiency cars will help you to save on gas despite the size and your everyday driving needs.

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Research
Researching your car dealership is very important especially if it is your first time doing business with them. Make sure you look at more than one car dealership and do a comparison. Ask questions and address any concerns before signing any contract or agreement. If there is a model you would like to research it thoroughly before making your final purchase.

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Automatic or Manual?
If you are a car enthusiast then this is a very important decision you will have to make before you purchase a car. The manual is ideal for car enthusiasts because you enjoy the ride, roaring engine and shifting the gear. This type of transmission used more fuel in comparison to the automatic. The automatic is suitable for rush hour traffic so if you know that you live in an area where there is congestion often, it is advised to use an automatic car. You will avoid shifting gear often for several hours with the manual.

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Wrapping up
There are several things that you need to consider when buying a car. These include affordability, insurance, fuel efficiency, car dealership policies, the age of the car and your compatibility with the vehicle you select. You will be more satisfied with your purchase once you take these factors into consideration.

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Health / BREAKING: One Dies As Truck Crushes Taxi In Abuja (photo) by driversng: 5:00pm On Dec 11, 2019
According to a report by Punch Metro, a woman has died after a truck conveying a tractor crushed a taxi in Nyanya, Abuja.

The incident, which occurred at 9.40 am, saw the truck with registration number KSB379XA (Kwara) plough into several vehicles, including that of Punch Metro, before coming to a halt at Nyanya bus stop.

A Punch Metro correspondent, who was in his vehicle at the time of the accident, survived without visible injuries.

The deceased, a middle-aged woman was sitting in the passenger seat of the parked taxi, which was the last affected vehicle died on the spot.

The driver of the taxi, who was immediately pulled out of the mangled car was rushed to the hospital.

It was learnt that the truck developed failed brakes at Mogadishu Barracks, outbound the Federal Capital Territory, several kilometres before it came to a stop.

The driver of the truck was said to have abandoned it and taken to his heels.

Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps and police have since arrived on the scene.

Source:
https://www.tori.ng/news/137291/breaking-one-dies-as-truck-crushes-taxi-in-abuja-p.html

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Autos / Safe Driving Tips And Reminders For The Weekend by driversng: 4:46pm On Dec 10, 2019
When you’re behind the wheel of a car, whether alone or with passengers driving safely should always be your top concern because you are more distracted than ever, so it’s crucial to know the basics of safe driving and practice them every time you’re on the road.

Ready to kick-off the weekend? There are two things that all weekends have in common: traffic and an increased police presence on the roads.

Get ready for the drive with these weekend safe driving tips and reminders:

Put your vehicle to the test: Before hitting the road as a private driver or personal driver, make sure your vehicle is ready to handle the course. Check that all your lights and signals are functioning, make sure to top up your car’s fluids if low, ensure that your tyre pressure is at the recommended level, and remember to bring an emergency safety kit on your trip.
Gather all your car-related documents: Make sure you always have your driver’s license, insurance documents, vehicle ownership and registration with you when driving, no matter how long or short the trip.
Wear your seat belt: Before you turn on your car, the first thing you should do is put your seat belt on and make sure everyone else does including your private driver in case you have one.
Find your route: A good way to save time is to check which routes are less travelled so that you don’t spend too much time stuck in traffic. Applications such as Google Maps should be your friend because it predicts traffic congestion before they happen and will recommend which way you should go.
Set your GPS to your route and listen to traffic reports: Once you’ve selected your route and before embarking on your trip, set your GPS to your destination. Then, check if there are any delays or accidents along your way by tuning in to local radio stations.
Focus on driving: Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times no multi-tasking. Don’t use your phone or any other electronic device while driving.
Maintain your cool: If you find yourself stuck in traffic, it’s best to stay patient. It will clear at some point. When you do eventually get out of the traffic jam, don’t try to make up the time spent by speeding or tailgating. Driving aggressively will only improve your chances of causing a collision.
When next you are hitting the road on a weekend, make sure you have all these in mind.

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Career / Surviving Traffic In Lagos by driversng: 4:13pm On Dec 10, 2019
Amidst all the sites and cool-chilling spots in Lagos, traffic is always something to contend with as a Lagosian. This is because of the increasing number of people that live in the city. According to the National Population Commission of Nigeria, Lagos has around a population of around 21 million people in 2016. Since everyone will be trying to move at the same time, traffic becomes almost inevitable. So, this is why we have come up with a few tricks and tips to help you cope whenever you find yourself in another seemingly unending traffic.

Pray and Reflect

Rushing out of the house particularly when one is late or has to be early for a meeting, or have to meet with customers, is one of our common habits in the mornings. A lot of people myself inclusive rush out of the house and do not have time to communicate with their creator or to mentally prepare for the day. Do you know that the time spent in traffic can be used to pray, meditate, and clear your head thereby preparing for the day ahead? This can be a practice for evenings too where you think of how your day went; things you did wrong, lessons learnt, etc.

Know The Rush Hours

Knowing when the roads get busy or congested helps you to navigate easily. It helps you to know when to access a particular route and when not to. To do this effectively, you would have to familiarize yourself with different routes to get to various locations.

Wake Up Early

If you are a working class person, then this is something you probably already know about. To get to your place of work early or in a reasonable time especially if you live far from work, then you must wake up early to leave early. As irritating as this might be, there really is no other option, no shortcuts.

Have One or Two Movies On Your Phone

Yeah, this is also one way to pass time when being stuck in traffic. Get that movie that interests you or that you’ve been aching to see on your mobile device. But be careful though, some people end up leaving a public vehicle with what they didn’t bring in; such as wallets and phones. So, watch that movie with one eye while you guide it with the other eye. Don’t get carried away.

You Might Need To Snack On Something For A While

I know some people might not quite agree with this cause of etiquette which is reasonable as not everybody will be comfortable chewing away in a public place. However, this is one tip that actually helps. Imagine being stuck in a fierce traffic on a empty stomach, the chances of not loosing your mind is just very slim. So, this is why it is advisable to always have something to snack on and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a full course meal. It is no surprise hawkers can be easily spotted in any traffic.

Have A Great Playlist

Having a great playlist on your mobile device or in your car would go a long way to keep you calm and relaxed. Have the kind of songs that you find soothing and repairs your mood anytime of the day.

Keep A Positive Mindset

No matter how long a journey seems to take, it definitely won’t last forever. It is easy to get angered in traffic. You’ll sometimes find yourself getting pissed at the slightest things. You’ll find some people ready to jump at another’s throat over minor things that could have been settled with one person simply apologizing to the other. The car or vehicle will not suddenly develop wings and fly, it has to be driven so learn to be calm when in traffic.



We hope you would try out these tips when next you’re driving? Or have you ever tried anyone? which one works best for you as a driver or a commuter?

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Career / If You Are Not A Professional Driver; Don’t Take Up The Career. by driversng: 5:00pm On Dec 09, 2019
Have you heard the story of the man with a single wife and four children? This man is a hardworking man, who seek everyday avenues in which he can provide for his family.

I am not sure you know the whole details. This man owns a company with active staff and two other side businesses. Attend averagely two meetings in a day in different parts of the state he lived in. However, one day, during one of his numerous meetings in his office, he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. His family and friends rushed down as soon as they heard the unfortunate story.

The doctor called his wife and discussed with her separately. He explained the reason behind his sudden illness. The doctor made her realized, the exhaustion resulting from driving to- fro to different locations for his business meeting is gradually taking a toll on him and he really needs to slow it down or hire a professional driver to commute him forth and back.

What is the moral of this story, if you are not trained to be a professional driver, don’t attempt to take up the career intentionally or unintentionally? Truth is, Driving can take it troll on the driver if care is not taken and proper measures put in place. That is why it is good to hire professional drivers for your different occasions or reason.

The man’s story was an unfortunate one that could have been fatal but it doesn’t have to be your own fate. Let’s walk you through reasons you should consider hiring a driver.

You need to priorities what is important to you: Getting a professional driver shouldn’t be a luxury, it should be a necessity if you own a business, move around the city or travel a lot. You need to preserve your energy and strength for the right things. Get a professional driver(s) to carry the responsibility of moving around for you.
You get to live longer: Imagine the story of the man shared earlier. What would have happened to his family and businesses he tried so much to protect and save? If he had gotten himself killed trying to do everything by myself. Driving is just like every other career taken up by certain people. The only thing that differentiates them from every other person who drives is the fact they undergo special training to become one, which instills into them capacity needed to survive the storm and challenges.
Hire a professional driver to stay alive longer and not die from exhaustion especially if you commute a lot in the city of Lagos.

As stated above, hiring a driver shouldn’t be luxury, it should be a necessity.

You become more productive: When you don’t spend the entire day driving around, you have more time in your hands to become more productive and get more creative.
It is important to understand that as a business or company owner, having a driver is of high priorities.

The good thing is, Driversng is a platform that provides you database of professional drivers to request for, anytime and for any occasion. It also helps you build drivers database for your company. This is a medium that grants employers and client’s access to negotiate and have a mutual understanding with drivers’ personnel and services to be rendered.

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Live long but also live productively.
Car Talk / Improving Your Driving Techniques by driversng: 4:51pm On Dec 09, 2019
Anybody ready to improve their driving aptitudes merits regard. The most gifted drivers, never guarantee they’re the best and continue preparing regardless of what number of trophies they’ve won.

1 In the event that you approach vehicles of various makes and models, switch them often. This way you’ll be chipping away at driving all in all, not on driving a particular vehicle.

2 Discover a preparation lot. A neglected landing strip is the best though since it has long straight stretches (the runway), corners (go approach to runway passage) and all the way open spaces (the territory before the overhangs). On the off chance that you are not all that fortunate as to have a neglected landing strip close by, you may search for these three things independently. You may utilize surrendered nation streets and neglected parking areas that measure in any event 50 by 50 feet.

3 When you practice, centre not around the driving itself, yet on inclination the conduct of the vehicle. This incorporates parallel solidness, speeding up, braking separation, and so forth. When you figure out how to feel the vehicle, you’ll have the option to drive anything at its skirt.

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4 Think about any speculative circumstance you may experience, e.g. punctured tire, rapid under-/over cow, interest driving, etc. Think about what you should do in that specific case, at that point get in the vehicle and do it. Make a note of your frail indicates and work improve them.

5 Handbrake turning isn’t just for demonstrating off. It’s the most ideal approach to address fast under the cow. It’s additionally helpful on frosty streets. It gives you certainty on unpleasant street.

6 Practice crisis stopping. If your vehicle has ABS, debilitate it when you practice.

7 Recognize each risky circumstance when you drive and recollect it. Then, when you have the opportunity, consider what you could’ve improved and practice the preventive measures and moves.

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8 Figure out how to drive in reverse utilizing just the side view mirrors. Once you get its talent, it’s one of the most helpful aptitudes a driver can have.

9 Practice crisis thus braking. Do it in a wide vacant parcel, not out and about.

10 Test the brakes not long after you start not far off.

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Crime / Re: NURTW Official Dies While Chasing Vehicle In Ondo by driversng: 4:30pm On Dec 09, 2019
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Romance / 5 Things To Know Before You Have Sex In A Car by driversng: 4:26pm On Dec 09, 2019
You shouldn’t stop at thinking wide because this helps your creativity, however, there are needs for the application of caution, as you can be thinking wide and enter into the realm of thinking wild.

Similarly, when you think about the sex topic, there are a lot of controversies around it already and relating it to cars is, even more, a wild thought.

These days, especially in Africa, there is a concept of married couples restricted in their ideology around sex, maybe, due to the moral environment, Africa has inherited from its forefathers, religion, and culture where it ensures that we think in a certain way about the sex issue, it is expected we can only act in a particular manner when it comes to this topic.

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However, there is no need to pretend about it, as adults and most especially as married couples, there might be times that we may think of having sex in a car, there is no need to be shy of the possibility of this idea, even though it might make us feel like children.

So before you and your partner park your car somewhere discreet to get down to business, here are five things you should know first.

You Really Need To Park Someplace Super Private

While I don’t want to put a damper on your dreams to have sex in a car, you definitely want to choose a place that’s very well hidden, and, ideally, to do it at night. Why? Well, other than the possible embarrassment factor of getting caught, having sex in public is against the law. Plus, it’s not cool to potentially expose the third party to your sex life, since they can’t consent to it.

Although the laws differ from state to state, getting caught having sex in public is usually considered a misdemeanour, and can include being regarded as a lewd act or indecent exposure.

2. You Really Only Have Two Possible Options For Sex Spots In The Car


Unless you think you’re in some ridiculous ‘80s music video in which having sex on the hood of a car while doused in five gallons of Aqua-Net hairspray seems totally legit, you really only have the passenger seat and/or the back seat to have sex.

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For passenger seat action, you’ll need to recline the seat a bit and hope you don’t ram your leg into the side of the door or that annoying thing that locks the seat belt in place. From here, cowgirl position, either regular or reverse, is your best bet.

For backseat action, you can lay down a bit more, but unless you’re my height (about five feet tall), then one of you will probably be straddling the other while sitting not quite upright; there’s just no space for lying down. Of course, there’s always the option of giving MouthAction or digitally penetrating your partner while they sit in the driver’s seat, but when it comes to penetrative sex, trying to get it on in that seat isn’t going to be easy. In fact, the car horn will be accidentally beeped so many times that you’ll just draw attention to yourself.

3. It Might Not Be As Fun As Expected


When you’re a teenager, everything is fun and new. This isn’t to say that having sex in a car is going to be a total drag and/or a waste of your time, but it’s going to be a different kind of fun. So definitely don’t go into it expecting to feel like you’re 17 years old all over again. In fact, if anything, once you get in that back seat and realize you can’t move like you used to, you’ll probably feel older than younger ― which is still fun! But, as I said, in a completely different way.

4. You’re Totally Going To Smell Like Sex Right Afterward


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Sex has a pretty potent smell, and that smell lingers. If you don’t crack a window or air yourselves out, you’re going to stink like sex for a bit, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But depending on what you have planned after your romp in the car, it could be awkward for those who have to deal with smelling you. Just something to be mindful of.

5. Cars Are For Quickies Only


No one should go into car sex thinking it’s going to be some long, drawn-out lovemaking session that will include at least a good 40 minutes of pre-intimacy. Cars are for quickies on your lunch break or, for those of you still living with Mom and Dad, a speedy bang before getting dropped off back home.

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Crime / Re: NURTW Official Dies While Chasing Vehicle In Ondo by driversng: 11:15am On Dec 06, 2019
overdo have killed them
Crime / Re: NURTW Official Dies While Chasing Vehicle In Ondo by driversng: 12:03pm On Dec 05, 2019
Is that the reason one have to kill him/her self?
Crime / Re: NURTW Official Dies While Chasing Vehicle In Ondo by driversng: 10:59am On Dec 05, 2019
That is true... tout in uniform.
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