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Cameroonian roads, a nightmare for users

Roads in Cameroon:Non respect of speed limitation signs in and out of the cities, giant chicken nests in the middle of the road, trucks polluting with no break lights, pedestrian crossings and pavements that have been invaded by parked vehicles or spontaneous markets. All this alarming circumstances are ongoing  under the nose and beard of the Corrupt Cameroonian authorities. This is the sad situation that happens on roads in Cameroon on a daily basis.

To this ,we must as well take into considerations the incompetence of drivers, who sometimes drive without a driving license and with overloaded passengers in their bush taxis. Most often, you see 8 occupants choked up in a small vehicle that is officially designed for maximum 5 passengers.

 

In Cameroon, there is also an  abuse of the car horn, often near hospitals,residential areas and so forth.The horn is meant to be used in signalling other road users , but in Cameroon, it is a sign of greetings. The highway code's usage in Cameroon is also questionable.Drivers and even uniform men, will never stop at a zebra crossing to give priority to the pedestrian, drivers will overtake you from left and right. All this takes place under the watchful eyes of security agents who are actually committed to traffic, but they lay more focus on the extortion of money from drivers.
The consequences in such a country where the abnormal has become normal, are sometimes very dramatic. Many accidents have occurred that has taken the lives of thousands of Cameroonians due to such negligence. Roads in Cameroon are ranked among the deadliest in the world, not just because of their narrowness or condition, but much more because of the the behaviour of road users.
 

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