Lagos and traffic cannot be separated especially as the state marches towards becoming a mega city. Ironically, each time the traffic recedes, you will discover the cause of the gridlock to be as strange as a commercial driver picking passengers on the road or two people parked in the middle of the road shouting at the top of their voices for no major reason. This is the story of Lagos’ traffic… and these notorious roadblocks do not appear to be going away anytime soon.
However, while others groan, you can actually flip the coin and enjoy this situation! Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares tips on how you can achieve this.
Take Pleasure in comical scenes
There are so many hilarious things that happen on Lagos roads that you cannot help but laughing. You have the conductor shouting at his passengers to board his bus with their change, a tout forcefully collecting money from the commercial buses which sometimes leads to a fight, and two people trying to outwit one another in a shouting match. There are so many witty dramas that happen in traffic.
Drive alongside a lady
Women have a special effect on men that even best scientists are yet to decipher. So, when you are leaving for home, go with either your wife or your girlfriend. Both of you will keep yourselves company. It is even better if you have a crowd in your car. You exchange banters, talk about office issues and deal with any traffic problems. This can be fun.
Do traffic shopping
After a stressful day at work, you may not be so keen on going to the mall. As an alternative, you can do some traffic shopping. You can get almost everything for a meal in traffic. If you are not buying perishables, ensure that you bargain as much as you can because the sellers usually hike their prices.
If you had an amazing day at work, the shenanigans on Lagos roads can destroy your good mood. So, you must develop a thick skin while driving less you lose it. If you want to enjoy your travel, ignore these troublemakers and ensure that you obey traffic rules.
Turn the music up!
Music is the food of the soul. When driving, wind up, play your favourite music and sing along. This will help you manage the depression that comes with driving in traffic. Do not forget to concentrate on the road!