Lagos State traffic offenses and their penalties

Lagos State traffic offenses and their penalties

I know the recent events that unfolded at the recent auctioning of cars seized for taking one way is still fresh in your memory and I know you don’t want your car to be impounded for whatsoever reason. Lagos is one of the States in the country with the highest traffic congestion and for this reason, many people are tempted to either follow one way or ply the BRT lane and this doesn’t go well if you get caught. We will be writing about all Lagos traffic offenses and the penalties or fines attached to them.

 Lagos traffic offenses and their penalties

Lagos traffic offensesPenalties
Driving without a valid driver’s licenseThe vehicle will be impounded
Driving by under 18 years30,000 Naira fine
Driving with fake plate numbers30,000 Naira fine, 3 years in prison
Driving with forged particulars6 months in prison
Driving with a fake driving license6 months in prison
Driving without roadworthinessImpound vehicle
Driving only yellow (Cab drivers)80,000 Naira and enforced painting after payment
Driving with a Hackey permitImpound vehicle
Kabu Kabu without permitImpound vehicle
Disobeying LASTMA officer30,000 Naira fine and impoundment
Neglect of traffic light3 months behind bars
Smoking while driving30,000Naira fine / impound vehicle
Physical assault on traffic officer50,000 Naira fine and 6 months in prison
Driving without full light50,000 Naira fine
Driving with worn out tire30,000 Naira fine
Driving without a spare tyre30,000 Naira fine
Driving smoking vehicle30,000 Naira fine
No fire extinguisher30,000 Naira fine
Driving with a broken windscreen30,000 Naira fine
Driving with a tinted windscreen30,000 Naira fine
Eating and driving with one hand3 months in prison
One way driving3 years in prison
Driving without fastening seat belt30,000 Naira fine
Not painting the approved color on commercial vehicle50,000 Naira fine
No car hire service permit1st 20,000 Naira fine 2nd 30,000 Naira fine Impound vehicle
Parking on the yellow line on any public highway/illegal parking1st 20,000 Naira fine Subsequent 30,000 Naira fine
Vehicle crossing double yellow line/ center line1st 20,000 Naira fine Subsequent 30,000 Naira fine
Staying within the yellow junction box (offside rule)1st 20,000 Naira fine Subsequent 30,000 Naira fine
Failure to yield to the right of a pedestrian at a zebra crossing1st 20,000 Naira fine Subsequent 30,000 Naira fine
Driving on a walkway or kerbImpound
Driving without a seatbelt30,000 Naira fine

Conclusion

With this, I hope you have learned all the traffic offenses and the penalty, stay safe and avoid breaking any of the above.

 Drive carefully and don’t endanger your life and the life of other road users.

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