Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 41 - Driving / Traffic in Ghana

So you want to know about driving in Ghana? Buckle up!!!

As was mentioned in a prior post, the first thing that makes driving an interesting experience is all of the potholes in the road. You need to be a fighter pilot in order to dodge all of the holes.

On a recent trip to Accra, the driving experience here in Ghana manifest itself quite nicely. Everything can be going very nicely on the roads when all of a sudden you come up to an intersection or a town. Everything can change in a blink of an eye. All of a sudden you have what was a 2 (better said, a 1.5) lane road, now you have people trying to make it a 4 lane road. Other drivers will try and pass you, only to block oncoming traffic. 

If it is like this in Ghana, I can only imagine what it must be like in other less developed African countries.


katie k said...

Yikes! Now that is a traffic jam! Good thing you have awesome driving skills... I mean, that's why I married you ;)