The Traffic Problem In Lagos.
It's no longer news that the traffic gridlock on Lagos roads is alarming and hampering. You could be stuck in traffic for hours and then, when you get to the front, you still won't be able to pinpoint the cause. Lol. Every problem has a cause, and subsequently, a solution. Below are various causes of Lagos Traffic, (as we like to call it) and possible solutions.
1. Bad roads; are the primary cause of Lagos Traffic.( I believe I don't need to go on explaining this ) And, if the major roads are fixed with long lasting solutions, the traffic situation will improve.
2. Overpopulation: Everywhere you go in Lagos, is filled with people from all parts of the nation. According to research, more than 2 hundred thousand people come into Lagos on a daily basis. There really isn't any solution to this, as we all have our Freedom Of Movement.
3. Only one effective means of transportation: The only effective means of transportation in Lagos, is Land. This is why the roads get spoilt quickly, leading to the everyday traffic jams. If the Ferry, and Light Rail systems were fully functional, there would be little traffic on the roads.
4. Disobedience to traffic laws; is also a big factor. When traffic laws are broken, the flow of traffic is affected, hereby causing traffic. This can be avoided by simply obeying traffic laws, signs, and agents.
What else do you think causes traffic jams, in Lagos?