There are unspoken rules for driving in this city, some of the rules are below;
Assume every road user is either a learner or partially demented, in other words, practice defensive driving always!
Its a false assumption to think that drivers actually notice the lanes on Lagos roads, get used to the constant evolving of new lanes.
Some pedestrians are unbelievably careless when crossing the roads etc, slow down when getting to a bus stop, you never know who has a death wish
People will tail gate you, try not to stop suddenly.
You will get cut off without warning a lot, and still get blamed for rear ending someone, be ready to apply your breaks rather quickly
Learn to ignore car horns, because you will hear them all day, just tune them out
You cannot tell what sort of vehicle is close to you, simply by the sound of their horn, okada riders have been known to fit trailer horns on their motorcycles, so there..
There is no such thing as a one way in Lagos, it is somewhat imaginary, it is not an uncommon sight to see a danfo coming at you with full speed on a supposed one way...
A lot of drivers do not bother to use their pointers, they think it is optional, be super observant.
There will almost always be some idiot who will run the red light, so please give a few seconds before proceeding on green lights, just to be safe, though the cars behind you will try to deafen you with their horns, just ask them to fly!
Please note that Lastma ( Lagos traffic officials) will turn a blind eye to a commercial driver's flgrant traffic offence and punish regular drivers for honest mistakes ( how does one know a road is only one-way without sign posts uh?). So watch your back.
Nice weekend everyone...