Photo Story: Dangerous overloading on northern Nigeria highways

Photo Story: Dangerous overloading on northern Nigeria highways

Monday, December 26, 2016 9:30 pm


These images are common scene you see when traveling by road in the northern part of Nigeria. As depicted in these images by FEMI IPAYE, you will see grossly overloaded vehicles, most times with passengers perching dangerously in whatever space they can squeeze themselves in on top of the loads. This is usually also without regards to the fact that some of the passengers may be inhibiting the view of the driver as depicted in some of these images. Most times, the Police and officials of Federal Road Safety Corps just look away.

Loaded to the hilt: Passengers on top of this vehicle captured on Numan-Adamawa Highway seem not bothered that their legs are obstructing the view of the driver

Loaded to the hilt: Passengers on top of this vehicle captured on Numan-Adamawa Highway seem not bothered that their legs are obstructing the view of the driver

Perching dangerously: Passengers on top of this truck captured on Numan-Adamawa highway were not bothered about the possibility of falling off the vehicle

Perching dangerously: Passengers on top of this truck captured on Numan-Adamawa highway were not bothered about the possibility of falling off the vehicle

Also captured on Numan-Adamawa Highway

Also captured on Numan-Adamawa Highway

Women are also involved in the practice of 'dangerous perching' as shown in this image captured in Gombe-Adamawa Highway

Women are also involved in the practice of ‘dangerous perching’ as shown in this image captured in Gombe-Adamawa Highway

Dangerously overloaded vehicle captured on Gombe-Adamawa Highway

Dangerously overloaded vehicle captured on Gombe-Adamawa Highway

Even the tricycles are not left out!

Even the tricycles are not left out!

Adamawa-Numan Highway: Save or Safe journey, there seem to be no safe motoring practices here!

Adamawa-Numan Highway: Save or Safe journey, there seem to be no safe motoring practices here!

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