Lagos is all rugged and tough, if you grew up here; you don’t need anyone to run you through the way things happen in Lagos, it’s a totally hard city that doesn’t exactly favour the faint hearted, unless you’ve got a bit of street in you. There are certain cases where your car breaks down
Lagos is all rugged and tough, if you grew up here; you don’t need anyone to run you through the way things happen in Lagos, it’s a totally hard city that doesn’t exactly favour the faint hearted, unless you’ve got a bit of street in you.
There are certain cases where your car breaks down at the middle of a strange road and you get all sorts of panic attacks, fear creeping in from all angles because Lagos isn’t the best place to be calm.
Whatever you do, just be very sure that your car won’t be having a mind of it’s own on these roads in Lagos:
First of all, keep all valuables out of sight when driving, you are not safe even in your own car. If you ever get stuck in Oshodi over a car break-down, don’t take chances, you don’t want to be too relaxed and watch time pass. Look out for one or two area boys around to help you with the process, maybe you have to push it to a safe place or wait on your mechanic or whatever; just try not to be on your own with your car for too long, not in Oshodi.
2. Apapa- Boundary
Another dangerous place to take lightly. Don’t pray the witches in your village remember you still have a car and decide to press pause when you are on this road. You won’t be a happy man, not without being very careful and cautious.
3. Ikeja Allen
Allen avenue is one place in Ikeja you want to be careful in, Ikeja definitely has it’s many bad areas. Find people to give you a hand in situations like this, find a good place to park and have your car fixed.
4. Western Avenue
You don’t even need to be told, driving on a road like Western Avenue where no vehicle is stopping for anything and the regular owners of Lagos (the bad guys) are on the lookout for faulty vehicles to do justice to.
5. Ikorodu Road
The mainland! This place may seem safe and free of trouble during the day, but once it hits dark and your car decides to be evil, best advise is that you bundle up your valuables safely and think straight for a way out. Just don’t be too relaxed and free.
Don’t pray for this one, if you are ever praying for your car not to break down on the road, better pray twice for Mushin. We are talking about the hub for unfriendly gentlemen in the business of transferring ownership, even your own life. Mushin isn’t a place you want to be stuck in, late at night;not to talk of a faulty car.
7. Third Mainland
You will definitely find police men at some point on third mainland bridge, but that doesn’t stop the real owners of the bridge from carrying out their daily businesses. The men that break your glass and ask you to give your phone and every valuable thing in sight. Don’t be a victim of car break-down here, if it happens; be at your most careful.
Lagos isn’t cute guys, not a place to be acting chilled when problems hit you on the road. Take the right caution, be quick to act smart.