• 17 Funny Driving Facts

    Posted on: December 18th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment


    1) If you ever want to drink and drive, simply take a cab to an arcade center.

    2) In Warri (Delta state, Nigeria) cars are referred to as ‘iron’.

    3) 90% of Mobile offices in Nigeria are owned by driving schools.

    4) An average policeman wants to be feared and ‘appreciated’.

    5) An average FRSC marshal wants to be respected and acknowledged.

    6) Smoking and driving is against the law in Lagos, but it doesn’t mean you can’t drive and smoke the whole place.

    7) If you are a couple and both your licences are expired, be wise enough to let the lady take the wheel.

    8) Driving your own car can be expensive; but so is spending a quarter of your salary on laundry.

    9) In Nigeria a fairly used imported car is referred to as ‘tokunbo’, while locally used tokunbo cars are referred to as ‘cabs’.

    10) The only 2 objects visible to the driver of an unloaded trailer are the truck’s accelerator pedal and the black asphalt road surface.

    11) You can as well hand-down your bag and mobile phone if you are hell bent on buying gala beyond 8pm in traffic.

    12) The only type of mechanic to trust is the one that smiles and acknowledges the fact that you outsmarted him whenever he plays dirty.

    13) An average car wash management in Nigeria hires and fires incessantly because of how easy it is to steal when you leave your car to be washed.

    14) The surest way to save fuel in a congested city like Lagos is to invest in good car batteries or great hang-out spots.

    15) Before you decide to take alternative routes at anytime, make sure you find at least 2 commercial buses and at least a cab headed in that direction, else the road is blocked as well.

    16) From Monday to Fridays you are the ‘oga’ to mechanics, but on Saturdays they become the ogas.

    17) In Nigeria every car is a potential towing vehicle; it all depends on how far the owner is willing to go.


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    1. I’m very happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

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