Saturday, August 25, 2012

Snapshot of New Lagos Trafffic Law


                                                                                                          

S/N
Offence
Fine
1
Violation of routes by commercial vehicles
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
2
Non-display of route and routes number on vehicle
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
3
Disobeying traffic control personnel
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00, Impound vehicle
 
4
Parking on yellow line on any public highway/illegal
parking
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
5
Parking on yellow line on any public highway/illegal
parking (trailer)
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
6
Vehicle crossing double yellow line/centre line
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
7
Staying within the yellow  junction box(offside rule)
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
8
Violation of  Zebra crossing
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
 
9
Failure to give way to traffic on the left at a roundabout
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
10
Smoking while driving
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
11
Riding motor-cycle without crash helmet for rider.
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
Imprisonment for a term of six
(6) months, or both fine and
imprisonment
12
Riding a motor-cycle without
rider’s permit
 
Impound motor cycle
 
13
Riding a motor-cycle:
i. Against traffic
ii. On the kerb, median or road set backs
 
 1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Impound motor-cycle
 
14
 Conveying more than one
passenger at any given time
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00, Imprisonment for a term of six
(6) months, or both fine and imprisonment
 
15
Installation of musical gadget
on a motor-cycle
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00, Impound the set
 
16
Alt18eration of manufacturer’s specification on motorcycle
(e.g. Handle bar/leg)
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30, 000.00
 
17
Motorcyclist resisting arrest
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
18
Operating motor-cycle without side mirrors, trafficators, brake light or rear lights
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
 
19
Motor-cycle operator
carrying:
i. Pregnant woman
ii. Adult with baby
iii. Child below the age
of twelve (12) years
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00.
Imprisonment for a term of
three (3) years, or both fine and
imprisonment
 
20
Under aged person(under 18yrs old) riding a motorcycle
 
2 1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Dislodge rider
 
21
Motorcycle operating using
horn designed for motor
vehicles
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Remove horn
 
22
Operating a Motor-cycle in a restricted area or on
prohibited route
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30, 000.00
Impound motor-cycle
 
23
Exceeding prescribed speed limit
 
#100, 000.00 Imprisonment for a term of one
(1) year, or both fine and
imprisonment
 
24
Tailgating an emergency vehicle
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
25
Failure of slow moving
vehicle to keep to the right
lane
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
26
Assault on a traffic officer(physical)
 
3 Imprisonment for a term of three (3) years, or both fine and imprisonment
 
27
One-way traffic violation, Driving in a direction prohibited by the road traffic law/ Neglect of traffic directions
 
Forfeiture of vehicle to the State
1st offender- one (1) year
Imprisonment and forfeiture of
the vehicle to the State.
2nd and Subsequent offender three
(3) years Imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State and shall their data and biometric captured.
 
28
Illegal U-turns
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00, Driver Training
 
29
Wrongful overtaking of other
vehicle
 
#100, 000.00
 
30
Driving on the walkway or
kerbs
 
#50, 000.00
 
31
Parking on the walkway or
kerbs
 
#20, 000.00
 
32
Parking or stopping to pick passengers by a commercial
vehicle on the highway
 
#20, 000.00,  Driver Training
 
33
34
Bullion van driving in a direction prohibited by the
Road Traffic law
 
Forfeiture of vehicle Imprisonment for a term of three (3) years, or both fine and imprisonment
 
35
Abandoned vehicle on
highway
 
#50, 000.00; cost of towing
Imprisonment for a term of six (6) months, or both fine and  imprisonment
 
36
Causing obstruction on highway if broken down
 
#50, 000.00; Cost of Towing
 
37
Commuter or Conductor hanging on tailboard of
moving vehicle
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Dislodge and Sanction Driver
 
38
Driving vehicles with doors left open
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
 
39
Making or receiving phone calls when driving with out
hands free
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
 
40
Counting money, or otherwise engaged in other
activities when driving
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
 
41
Driving without a strapped seat belt for both driver and
passengers
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Strap on seat belt
 
42
Failure to display reflective warning sign at point of
break down
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
 
43
Motorist resisting arrest
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
 
44
Use of BRT Lite corridor
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Imprisonment for a term of
three (3) years, or both fine and
imprisonment
 
45
Wilful Obstruction on highway
 
 
2 #50, 000.00; cost of Towing
Imprisonment for a term of one
(1) year, or both fine and
imprisonment
 
46
46 Storage charge for impounded cars, jeep and
mini-buses per day
 
#1000.00
 
47
Storage charge for impounded motorcycles and
3wheelers per day
 
#500.00
 
48
Storage charge for all other impounded vehicles(6wheelers and above per day)
 
#2, 000.00
 
49
Towing an impounded car, jeep and mini buses Towing other commercial vehicles excluding trailers mini-buses)
 
#10, 000.00
 
50
Towing a Trailer or Tanker(empty), luxurious buses
 
#50, 000.00
 
51
Towing a trailer or tanker(loaded)
 
#100, 000.00
 
52
Towing tippers and lorries(loaded)
 
#50, 000.00
 
53
Towing an overnight breakdown(trailer)
 
#100, 000.00
 
54
Towing tricycles
 
#2, 000.00
55
Towing Motorcycles
#500.00
 
56
58 Hire of Heavy duty recovery equipment (Towing
/Recovery fees)
 
 
At hirer’s cost
 
57
Failure to pay Penalty within prescribed time
 
Double the initial penalty
In addition to the penalty prescribed above, the Authority may direct the driver/rider to attend the Lagos State
Drivers’ Institute for training and reorientation.
 
58
Driving without valid driver’s License
 
Impound Vehicle Payment for
Removal and
Storage and
evidence of
payment for
the licence
 
59
Driving of any vehicle by person under 18 years,
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00
Impound Vehicle Payment for
Removal and
Storage
 
60
Learner Driver Without Permit,
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00.  Subsequent offender-#30, 000.00
Impound Vehicle Payment for
Removal and Storage and evidence of payment for permit
61
Learner Driver on Highway
#20,000
62
Learner driver and unaccompanied by licensed driver
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Dislodge Driver
 
63
Driving an unlicensed vehicle
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,
000.00, Imprisonment of
3 years, Or both fine and imprisonment
 
64
Driving with a fake number plate
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30, 000.00
Imprisonment of not more than
6 months. Or both fine and
imprisonment
 
65
Driving a vehicle with
unauthorised or defective
number plate
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Imprisonment of not more than
6months, Or both fine and
imprisonment
 
66
Driving with a forged
driver’s licence
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-#30,000.00
Imprisonment of not more than 6months Or both fine and
imprisonment
 
67
Driving without a valid
MOT test certificate
 
Impound vehicle Payment for
Removal and Storage and evidence of payment for the certificate
 
68
Driving without a valid
roadworthiness certificate
 
Impound Vehicle Payment for
Removal and Storage and evidence of payment for the certificate
 
69
Riding motorcycle
without approved crash
helmet for rider and
passenger
 
1st offender-#20, 000.00
Subsequent offender-30,000.00
Imprisonment of not more than
6months Or both fine and
imprisonment
70
Driving Trailers, (excepting petrol tankers and long vehicles used in conveying passengers) in Lagos between the hours of 6.00am - 9.00pm.
 
Impoundment of vehicle and a fine of N50,000 or a term of imprisonment for 6 months or both.
 

 

 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow. Glad I don't live there. There was a time when I was younger I'd have got life in prison.