How to drive safely on Nigeria’s road in the festive season

How to drive safely on Nigeria’s road in the festive season

Follow below safe driving rules to keep you and others safe on the road during the holiday.

The holiday season is coming with full of celebration along with happiness in Nigeria. With everyone being busy with going shopping, all the streets are more over-crowded than ever.

Do not drink and drive

Drunken driving is among the main culprits for car accidents and road deaths in Nigeria. Make a point of not driving if you get drunk after enjoying Christmas parties. Do stay the night, otherwise, get a designated driver or take a taxi home.

Do not drink and drive

Drunken driving is among the main culprits for car accidents and road deaths in Nigeria

Slow down

Even you are in a hurry going to the Christmas party or go shopping for the holiday, ensure to stay within the speed limit to keep you and others on the road safe. Otherwise, you are at high risk of not only accidents but also getting speeding tickets.

Slow down

Stay within the speed limit!

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Wear a seat belt

Make sure that you always wear your seat belt during your journey, which can decrease half the risk of car accidents. In addition, ask all passengers in your car have seat belt buckled when travelling.

Wear a seat belt

Make sure that you always wear your seat belt during your journey

Watch for emergency cars

Whenever hearing the warning noise from a siren of the police cars, ambulances, or fire trucks, pull off to the side of the road and slow down to let those vehicles pass safely.

the police car

Pull off to the side of the road and slow down to let emergency cars pass safely

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Obey traffic rules

Most of the car accidents occur just because drivers do not obey road rules like traffic signs, signals, and speed limits. Therefore, always remember to obey traffic rules to keep you and all the road users safe when driving the car.

traffic signs

Most of the car accidents occur just because drivers do not obey road rules 

Carry an emergency car kit

Make sure you always keep an emergency car kit in your vehicle. Your emergency kit should include some basic items which are useful when you get troubles on the road.

Pull off the road when you are feeling tired

Do not try to drive if you feel sleepy, pull off the road, and take a break for a few minutes or even get a short nap. Otherwise, you could to kill yourself as well as others if falling asleep while driving.

SOURCE: Naijauto

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