Lagos Travel Hacks For The Newbie

by / Thursday, 24 August 2017 / Published in Travel
The population of Lagos is growing as people stream into the state from
different parts of Nigeria and the world. Hence, you will always find a
newbie or a Johnny Just Come (JJC). The reason for this is that Lagos is
the most commercially viable state in the country and this status comes
with a plethora of challenges. One of which is finding your way around the
city and this can be difficult if you just arrived the city. To help make
it easier for you to move around Lagos with ease, the leading
online travel agency highlights some travel hacks for the newbie. These
tips will prevent you from going berserk.

*Leave home as early as possible*

The only way to beat Lagos traffic is to leave home early. For example, if
you have an appointment for 9 am, you should leave home 5 or 6 am. This
will prevent you from getting stuck in traffic.

*Carry all necessary car documents*

You should always have the photocopies of all your car documents in your
car to prevent any delay on the road. Although the Police and the Federal
Road Safety Corp (FRSC) have the right to stop anyone on the highway, you
can beat them by presenting all your documents.

*Don't allow the yellow bus drivers to get on your nerves*

The yellow bus drivers believe they are the king of the road. As such, they
drive recklessly. If you do not ignore them, they can get you angry and
before you know it you may engage in fisticuffs with them. Just ignore
them. It is not worth it.

*Do not be shy to ask for direction*

If you do not want to get lost, just confidently and boldly ask for
direction. A person who asks for direction can never get lost.

*Obey traffic rules*

To prevent the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials
from pouncing on you, you should obey traffic rules.

*Never argue with a policeman*

The policeman in Nigeria feels he is always right since he is carrying a
gun. As a newbie in Lagos, do not argue with a gun-toting police man
because you may risk getting shot. You should even be more conscious of
this tip at night.


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