The rainy season is upon us again, and despite our love and gratitude for it, we still face some constant challenges in it, and as Lagosians, it is considered worse than most, since it is a riverine state with water logged streets on it’s Island. Let’s take a litthe but significant look into the safety tips for rainy season.

  • IF YOU DON’T FEEL COMFORTABLE enough to drive in the rain, then wuthout shame or push, freely postpone the trip to someother time.
  • Keep a greater distance between your car and vehicle in front of you to help yourself divert or halt when need be.
  • Adhere to the posted speed limit when driving in the rain.
  • While you ride your bike/bicycle under the rain, try to make yourself and the bicycle reflective with bright coloured clothing and lights to tell other road users that you are present.
  • Do not drive through an extreme flood, it may pull the car away.
  • Avoid driving on the last two lanes of the road while it’s raining, because you just might underestiamate the proximity due to water level, especially if you are not conversant with  the road before the rain.
  • Do not drink and drive, and if you require a pair of glasses to drive,use them.
  • Don’t bike on busy streets going against the direction of traffic.
  • While driving in do not compete with yellow buses and keke, no matter how tempting it may be.
  • Be kind to pedestrians, but be careful who you let in.
  • Wath out for standing water. Drinking through standing water can cause your car to hydroplane or skid across the road.
  • Wind down, or pill over in a safe place when increase in humidity has caused the window to become foggy.
  • Do not be in a haste to get to your destination. So leave your home early enough.
  • Ensure you strap on the kids at the back seat and not the front seat of the car for their safety, and to avoid distractions.
  • Going in social media or texting whole driving is a big No.. No..
  • Get the airconditioner, lights and windshield wipers of your car in a working condition before driving in  the rain.
  • Ensure you advertising enough fuel in the tank of your car, before you set out in the rain.
  • Listen to traffic radio or Google map for warnings of roads to avoid.
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