Places In Lagos You Should Never Park Your Car

Lagos is a metropolis and as such there’s bound to be traffic challenges. Parking in Lagos is very difficult because there are no places to park. Some Area-Boys use this as means of making money by ushering cars to park at certain locations. In some cases these locations are not safe. So before parking your car first look out for the following:

1.) Is it a designated car park?

This is the first thing you must look out for. No matter what you are told, if it’s not a place that is approved from the state government to park, never park there. Your car may not be safe. There have been reports of people who parked their cars in some locations and came back to never see their cars again.

2.) Near or on a road bend

Parking near or on a road bend is asking for trouble. When cars are coming from the bend, there’s a blind spot, they may not see your car parked and the result of this is a collision. So be careful not to park on a bend.

3.) On a flyover or in an underpass

This is out right dangerous, parking on top or under a flyover is not safe both for you and your car. In Lagos I sometimes see cars parked under a flyover bridge and I wonder if they actually know what they are doing, not only are all flyovers expressways, cars parked underneath it can be crushed by cars or items falling off the bridge. So be careful.

4.) Never park near a police station, fire station and ambulance entrance

Don’t park at least 10 metres from the entrance and exit points of police, fire and hospital buildings. These places deal with emergencies at all times, parking at close proximities to these places is inviting trouble to your car.

5.) Never park on or partially on a pavement

I see this all the time, parking on a pavement is obstruction of pedestrian traffic and you could be inviting trouble to yourself. Obstructing path for people to pass is as bad as obstructing path for cars to pass, there’s no telling what will happen.

6.) If you don’t know them, don’t give your car keys

It’s common for people trying to park you to ask for your car keys. Some criminals now pose as car park attendants and collect keys from unsuspecting car drivers. Make sure before you give your car keys confirm from the management of the park that the individual is or still is an employee. This might save your car from being stolen.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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