Nigeria, August 19, 2008
Mopeds or scooters, stay away from both!
Do you want to get crazy? I mean really insane? Living life on the edge, with glory or death a millisecond apart? Then forget hang gliding, BASE jumping, or any other "extreme" sport you can think of. Nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to the death-defying act of riding a scooter in Nigeria.
And this act of utter
Let's just take a look at some scooter fools in Kafanchan:
Shortly after I made this video, two scooter drivers hit each other head-on, and the result was sickening. I watched on driver couch up volumes of blood as he was put in the back of a car a driven to the hospital. The other driver was unconscious, and did not respond when he was lifted into the back of another car. I say neither probably survived.
On the lighter side, check out the background of this next video, which I made in Niger State. Note that the man hailing the scooter taxi weights more than the scooter and its driver put together:
Not to worry, I do not take scooters in Nigeria. I value my life a bit more than that.