In Nigeria, the following are exempted from obeying traffic signs:

1. The driver of a fire-fighting vehicle;
2. a rescue vehicle or an ambulance who drives such vehicle in the performance of his duties;

3. An officer of the law who drives a vehicle under emergency.

In each case, the drivers are expected to have due regard to the safety of other road users.

See Reg 158 of the National Road Traffic (Amendment) Regulation.

Arome Abu is the Managing Partner of TCLP.

CAVEAT: Note that this information is provided for general enlightenment purposes and is not intended to be any form of legal advice.

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