Lagos residents spend 3 out of 10 years in traffic – Report

Residents of Lagos spend an average of three out of every ten years of their lives in traffic, according to a report by a Lagos-based transport firm.

The survey shows that the traffic has adverse effects on the lifespan of residents of the state, as they spend an average of seven hours and twenty minutes in traffic daily.

According to Managing Director, Planet Projects, Mr. Biodun Otunola, who spoke a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday, said 70 per cent of the city’s traffic bottlenecks could be located on road junctions.

“Driving to work daily and being stuck in traffic for hours causes fatigue, leads to low productivity and burning of fuel. Unless we solve the traffic problem, and by extension the transport problem, we’ll continue to kill ourselves,” he said.

Speaking further he said building new roads is not the solution to the problem but the maintaining existing ones and removing some of the junctions to aid free-flow of traffic.

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