Guide to Driving In Nigeria - Drive Safe in Nigeria

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Nigeria and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

urban
More info  

RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
More info  

Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Nigeria on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Nigeria is NGN
urban
To rent a car is  18 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Nigeria 0.43 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Nigeria

Driving in Nigeria
Pocket guide to driving in Nigeria
Profile:
Nigeria
Abuja
NGN
Driving in Nigeria
SPEED: (kph)
40
80
120
Speed limit in Nigeria
Holiday:
Rush hour in Nigeria
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Nigeria
FUEL:
0.43
1.24
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Nigeria
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Nigeria
MIN AGE:
18
18
Min driving age in Nigeria
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Nigeria
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Nigeria
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Nigeria
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Nigeria
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Nigeria
See here for current child seats law in Nigeria

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Nigeria?

You drive on the right in Nigeria and most highways and roads in urban areas are in good condition. Poorly maintained roads are most common in small towns and rural areas, you should also look out for stray animals roaming the streets. There can be severe traffic jams in major cities such as Lagos which can last for hours so it is best not to drive during rush hours. The country imposes a 0.05% blood alcohol limit ( BAC) and it is forbidden to use your mobile phone (hands free only) and to eat or smoke while driving in Nigeria.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.24

€ 0.43

Apr , 2022

€ 0.70

€ 0.38

Mar , 2022

€ 0.63

€ 0.36

Feb , 2022

€ 0.62

€ 0.36

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Information
  • Parking is not permitted within 15 metres of an intersection.
  • Parking on yellow links on a public highway is illegal.
  • Parking on curbs and walkways is illegal.
  • Parking and stopping to pick passengers up on the highway is illegal.
  • You are not allowed to park a vehicle within 25 feet from any corner.

Paid Parking
Paid parking is available in Nigeria on some streets and parking lots.

Parking Enforcement
If a vehicle is left on the highway for an unreasonably long time, the vehicle will be removed by the police, a fine will be issued and the owner must pay the towing charges.
 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The Police, Fire and Ambulance service can be contacted on 112.

What to do in an emergency

If a road accident occurs, any drivers must stop and give their name and address to the persons involved. If a serious accident has occurred this must be reported to the police and ambulance service immediately.
 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

The official language of Nigeria is English so you should have no trouble communicating with the locals.

Nigeria Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.24

€ 0.43

Apr , 2022

€ 0.70

€ 0.38

Mar , 2022

€ 0.63

€ 0.36

Feb , 2022

€ 0.62

€ 0.36

Jan , 2022

€ 0.62

€ 0.36

Dec , 2021

€ 0.55

€ 0.36

Nov , 2021

€ 0.55

€ 0.36

Oct , 2021

€ 0.53

€ 0.35

Sep , 2021

€ 0.53

€ 0.34

Aug , 2021

€ 0.52

€ 0.34

Jul , 2021

€ 0.50

€ 0.34

Jun , 2021

€ 0.49

€ 0.34

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.24 0.43
Apr , 2022 0.70 0.38
Mar , 2022 0.63 0.36
Feb , 2022 0.62 0.36
Jan , 2022 0.62 0.36
Dec , 2021 0.55 0.36
Nov , 2021 0.55 0.36
Oct , 2021 0.53 0.35
Sep , 2021 0.53 0.34
Aug , 2021 0.52 0.34
Jul , 2021 0.50 0.34
Jun , 2021 0.49 0.34
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