etomi

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Strap UP

Don't forget to use your seat belt. It could make a difference.

We Nigerians tend to only use our seatbelts when we sight a LASTMA official stopping cars ahead. Make it second nature.

Strap UP

Don't forget to use your seat belt. It could make a difference.

We Nigerians tend to only use our seatbelts when we sight a LASTMA official stopping cars ahead. Make it second nature.

comments (14)

  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2006, 07:50
It is important to buckle up, it can save your life! Great photo and important message.
  • Adura
  • London
  • 23 Aug 2006, 08:09
I think you guys need the commercials we have here in the UK about Safe Driving. Important Message.
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2006, 09:05
Wonderful shot, very great idea. wink
  • The Maven
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Aug 2006, 10:02
You make the mundane look good! smile
  • Mask
  • Nigeria
  • 23 Aug 2006, 10:14
E2, I can see you have gone a looooong way since getting your 350d.
Well I have not had such luck. I am currently on sabatical (sp) but Ill be back. As for the seat belt i think more and more people are getting used to it these days.

Your hand has obviously grown more steady ! f4 1/6s and it still looks quite sharp
E Etomi: Thanks Mask, looking forward to your posts when u return
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Aug 2006, 10:22
Cool shot,
Are you learning to use the manual settings on your camera?

Suby
E Etomi: I am Suby but I just go to Av on first instincts. Will post some manual shots next week.
  • Funmi
  • 23 Aug 2006, 11:10
the thumbnail instantly caught my attention... great shot!
  • sk
  • UK
  • 23 Aug 2006, 12:45
i was shocked how very very few ppl in nigeria use their seat belt, interestingly captured
  • Sinem
  • MK, UK
  • 23 Aug 2006, 14:34
I kind of realised how much of a second nature buckling up has become for me when I was over in Turkey. Over there, there are still no laws regarding back seats; although the law requires the driver and the front passenger to buckle up, many still do try to get away. There are some ancient cars and cabs on the road where there are no seat belts at the back. I reached out many a time, to buckle up in the back seat, and to my surprise, realised I was in one of those ancient vehicles at the mercy of God. Say a little prayer and enjoy the ride! No wonder there are so many deaths and casulties in traffic accidents in some countries!

Great photo and a great message!
Nice shot.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 24 Aug 2006, 01:39
I saw that you mentioned on another blog that you will be shooting a wedding. I just wanted to offer up this little piece of advice...have a back-up camera just in case because you never know what can happen. Chances are you won't need it but heaven forbiid your camera develops problems and you don't have a back-up to capture this once in a lifetime event.
Etomi, who told Asiko nigerians dont use their seatbelts? It seems he would have a very sarry time with LASTMA any time he decides to go there.
Nice pic...
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Aug 2006, 08:33
Now here's the type of shot you could lodge with a stock photo library. I can see this image being used in all sorts of magazine articles on the theme of driving, health & safety, security and so on. Well executed.
  • Mona
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Aug 2006, 10:41
somehow, i like this.

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