Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

One Way Driving Offence Is Now 3 Years Imprisonment Under Lagos State New Traffic Law

Jide Sanwo Olu, Governor of Lagos State

Under the new traffic offences and fine in Lagos state,Nigeria driving one way attracts 3 Years imprisonment without option of fine

See The Traffic Offences And Their Fines Below

Lagos State New Traffic Offences And Their Fines.

  1. Driving without a Driver’s licence – Impound vehicle.
  2. Driving of any vehicle by person under 18 – N30,000.
  3. Driving with fake number plates – N30,000, 3 years in prison.
  4. Driving with forged vehicle particulars – 6 months in prison.
  5. Driving with fake driver’s licence – 6 months in prison.
  6. Driving without road worthiness – Impound vehicle.
  7. Driving only yellow – N80,000. Enforce painting
  8. Driving with Hackey permit – Impound vehicle.
  9. No display of Hackey permit – Impound vehicle
  10. Kabu Kabu without permit – Impound vehicle
  11. Disobeying LASTMA Officer – N30,000/
    Impound vehicle.
  12. Neglect of traffic direction light – 3 months in prison.
  13. Smoking while driving – N30,000/Impound vehicle.
  14. Physically assault traffic officer – N50,000/6 months in prison.
  15. Driving without full light – N50,000.
  16. Driving with worn out tyre – N30,000.
  17. Driving without spare tyre – N30,000
  18. Driving smoking vehicle – N30,000
  19. No fire extinguisher – N30,000
  20. Broken windscreen – N30,000
  21. Tinted windscreen – N30,000
  22. Eating and driving with one hand – 3 months in prison.
  23. One way driving – 3 years in prison
  24. Driving without fasten seat blt – N30,000
  25. Not painting a commercial vehicle the approved colour – N50,000
  26. No car hire service permit – 1st 20,000; 2nd N30,000, Impond vehicle
  27. Parking on yellow line on any public highway/

illegal parking – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000

  1. Vehicle crossing double yellow line/center line – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000.
  2. Staying within the yellow junction box (offside rule) – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000
  3. Failure to yield to right of the way of pedestrian at zebra crossing – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000
  4. Failure to give to traffic on the left at a roundabout – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000.
  5. Driving on walkway or kerb – Impound
  6. Reversing on the highway & parking on walkways – 50,000 naira
  7. Obstruction of traffic -20,000 naira
  8. Picking/Dropping passengers on illegal B/stop -50,000 naira
  9. Driving on BRT lanes – 70,000 naira.

Ignorance is not an excuse! While we accept that it’s not possible for all the traffic agencies to arrest everyone, all they just need is someone who will be used as a scapegoat, please, don’t be one of such.

Obey all traffic laws and drive responsibly.

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