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Do you want to see the traffic ahead before you start driving to your destination? Do you want to know the shortest route to where you’re headed? I know you want to make it early to the Monday morning meeting in your office. Here’s a tip to help you survive Lagos traffic. Google Maps can help you check the traffic flow in your route. Of course, because the app works with a satellite, it’s not always 100 percent accurate, but it’s efficient enough to be a guide. Here’s how it works: Note: Turn-on your Android mobile smartphone GPS before initiating the steps below.
  • Step 1: Open Google Maps on your mobile android smartphone.
  • Step 2: Click on GO at the bottom right of your phone screen.
  • Step 3: at the new pop up, Input your destination in the ‘Choose destination’ box.
  • Step 5: After putting your destination, it’ll highlight the road route and estimate the time you’ll arrive at your destination.
  • Select start if you want to hear the GPS guide as you drive.
Note: The highlights in different colors to show the traffic situation on the route to your destination. Red Colour signifies Heavy Traffic; Orange Colour signifies Light Traffic; Blue Colour signifies Traffic Free Road. 

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This article was first published on 19th July 2017 and updated on July 24th, 2017 at 7:19 am


Kofoworola Omotayo is a freelance writer, a lover of tech and a literature monger. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He enjoys approaching issues from logical and empirical perspective. His twitter handle @heir_ptahyor and Gmail: kofoworolaomotayo[@]

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  • Thank you…. This was helpful

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