DO beware of potholes; they’re everywhere, and they’re deep. And new tires, if you’ll remember, are expensive!
DON’T be afraid of the street vendors; they often have something useful to sell – even if it’s just entertainment – and I’ve never had any bad experiences.
DO stop at a light (robot) that’s not working, as in that case it reverts to a four-way stop. However, I’ve lately struggled with the robot coming onto William Nicol from Dainfern, which is HALF-working. It is either green or out, making this very hazardous if you assume it’s your turn after stopping briefly, but it’s actually green for the other side. If you think this would get fixed after a day or two, you are mistaken. It’s been like this for weeks, but maybe no one has actually reported it because you don’t want to waste your time with another government agency.
|Robot/traffic light on “green” CROSSING William Nicol|
|Same robot on “out” while “green” for traffic ON William Nicol|
DON’T get distracted by the sights you see, wondering whether the guy or the stuff will fall off first.
DON’T follow a Toyota minibus taxi too closely; they’re prone to brake and pull over very suddenly.
DON’T get annoyed by those same minibus taxis overtaking you off the road on your left; that’s just the way it is.
DON’T bribe the cops but rather insist on a regular ticket; you’ll almost always get off, in fact, you probably didn’t do anything wrong in the first place. See Have You Brought Anything for us Today.
DO purchase a car with smash-and-grab protection or retrofit it afterwards.