Lagos State Road traffic law 2012: Summary of Offenses and Penalties (Download)

Read and download the newly introduced Lagos state road traffic law 2012 Summary of Offenses and Penalties.


 

 

 

LAGOS STATE ROAD TRAFFIC LAW 2012 VEHICLE INSPECTION OFFENSES AND PENALTIES: GAZETTE SCHEDULE III.
DRIVING WITHOUT VALID DRIVER’S
• Impound vehicle
• Payment for Removal and Storage
• license and evidence of payment for the license
DRIVING OF ANY VEHICLE BY PERSON UNDER 18 YEARS
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00 fines.

• Impound vehicle Payment for Removal and Storage
• Subsequent offender- pays N30, 000.00
LEARNER DRIVER WITHOUT PERMIT
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Impound vehicle
• Payment for Removal and Storage
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00 and evidence of payment for permit.
LEARNER DRIVER ON HIGHWAYS
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Dislodge driver
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00
LEARNER DRIVER AND UNACCOMPANIED
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Dislodge driver by licensed driver
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
DRIVING AN UNLICENSED VEHICLE
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Imprisonment of 3 years Or both fine and imprisonment
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00
DRIVING WITH A FAKE NUMBER PLATE
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00
• Imprisonment of not more than 6 months Or both fine and imprisonment
LAGOS ROAD TRAFFIC LAW 2012: VEHICLE INSPECTION OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH UNAUTHORIZED OR DEFECTIVE NUMBER PLATE
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Imprisonment of not more than 6 months Or both fine and imprisonment
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00
DRIVING WITH A FORGED DRIVER’S LICENSE
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Imprisonment of not more than 6 months Or both fine and imprisonment
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00
DRIVING WITHOUT A VALID MOT TEST CERTIFICATE
• Impound vehicle
• Payment for Removal and Storage
and evidence of payment for the
certificate
DRIVING WITHOUT A VALID ROAD WORTHINESS CERTIFICATE
• Impound vehicle
• Payment for Removal and Storage
and evidence of payment for the
certificate
DRIVING WITHOUT A VALID VEHICLE LICENSE
• Impound vehicle
• Payment for Removal and Storage
license and evidence of payment for the

NOT PAINTING A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE IN APPROVED COLOURS
• N50, 000.00 fines
• Enforce painting
DRIVING A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WITHOUT VALID HACKNEY
• Impound vehicle
• Payment for Removal and Storage/stage and evidence of payment for the carriage certificate
LAGOS STATE ROAD TRAFFIC LAW 2012: VEHICLE INSPECTION OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
DRIVING A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WITHOUT CERTIFICATE OF ROAD
• Impound vehicle
• Payment for Removal and Storage and evidence of payment for the worthiness certificate
NON-DISPLAY OF HACKNEY PERMITS
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Impound vehicle
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00
NO CAR HIRE SERVICE PERMITS
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Impound vehicle
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
DISOBEYING TRAFFIC CONTROL PERSONNEL
• 2 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Impound vehicle
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
NEGLECT OF TRAFFIC DIRECTIONS
• Forfeiture of the vehicle to the State
• 3 months imprisonment/community service
SMOKING WHILE DRIVING
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Impound vehicle
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
RIDING MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT APPROVED CRASH HELMET FOR RIDER AND PASSENGER
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Imprisonment of not more than 6 months Or both fine and imprisonment
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00
LAGOS STATE ROAD TRAFFIC LAW 2012: VEHICLE INSPECTION OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
DRIVING MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT RIDER’S PERMIT
• Impound motorcycle
• Payment for Removal and Storage and evidence of payment for the
permit
OPERATING VEHICLE WITHIN RESTRICTED ROUTES OR BEYOND APPROVED HOUR
• N50, 000.00 fines
• Impound vehicle
• 6 months imprisonment or both fine and imprisonment
PHYSICAL ASSAULTS ON TRAFFIC OFFICER
• N50, 000.00 fines
• 6 months imprisonment or both fine and imprisonment
COMMUTER OR CONDUCTOR HANGING ON TAILBOARD OF MOVING VEHICLE
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Dislodge
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
DRIVING VEHICLES WITH DOORS LEFT OPEN
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Dislodge
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
DRIVING A RIGHT HAND VEHICLE CONVERSION
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
DRIVING MOTORCYCLE/THREE WHEELERS WITH NON-FUNCTIONAL LAMPS
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Effect repairs
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
LAGOS STATE ROAD TRAFFIC LAW 2012: VEHICLE INSPECTION OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
DRIVING PRIVATE MOTOR VEHICLE WITH NON-FUNCTIONAL LAMPS
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Effect repairs
• Subsequent offender- N30, 000.00
DRIVING COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WITH NON-FUNCTIONAL LAMPS
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Effect repairs
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
DRIVING TRAILERS, TANKERS AND TIPPERS WITH NON-FUNCTIONAL LAMPS
• N50, 000.00 fines
• Impound vehicle
DRIVING COMPANY MOTOR VEHICLES WITH NON-FUNCTIONAL LAMPS
• N25, 000.00 fines
• Effect repairs
DRIVING A TRAILER OR OTHER VEHICLE CARRYING CONTAINERS UNLATCHED AND NOT PROPERLY SECURED

• N250, 000.00 fines
• Impound vehicle

DRIVING WITH WORN-OUT TYRE
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
DRIVING WITHOUT SPARE TYRE
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
EXCESSIVE SMOKE EMISSIONS
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
LAGOS STATE ROAD TRAFFIC LAW 2012 :VEHICLE INSPECTION OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
FIRE EXTINGUISHER VIOLATION
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
WINDSCREEN VIOLATION
• 1st offender-N20, 000.00
• Subsequent offender-N30, 000.00
STORAGE CHARGE FOR IMPOUNDED CARS, JEEP AND MINI-BUSES
• N1000.00 per day
STORAGE CHARGE FOR IMPOUNDED MOTORCYCLES AND 3WHEELERS
• N500.00 per day
STORAGE CHARGE FOR ALL IMPOUNDED OTHER VEHICLES 6WHEELERS AND
• N2, 000.00 above per day
TOWING AN IMPOUNDED CAR, JEEP AND MINI BUSES
• N10, 000.00
TOWING OTHER COMMERCIAL VEHICLES EXCLUDING TRAILERS (MINI-BUSES)
• N10, 000.00
TOWING A TRAILER OR TANKER (EMPTY)
• N50, 000.00
TOWING A TRAILER OR TANKER (LOADED)
• N100, 000.00
LAGOS STATE ROAD TRAFFIC LAW 2012: VEHICLE INSPECTION OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
TOWING TIPPERS AND LORRIES (LOADED)
• N50, 000.00
TOWING LUXURIOUS BUSES
• N50, 000.00
TOWING AN OVERNIGHT BREAKDOWN TRAILER
• N100, 000.00

TOWING TRICYCLES
• N2, 000.00
TOWING MOTORCYCLES
• N500.00
HIRE OF HEAVY DUTY RECOVERY EQUIPMENT (TOWING /RECOVERY FEES)
• At Hirer’s Cost
FAILURE TO PAY PENALTY FEE WITHIN PRESCRIBED TIME
• Double the initial penalty
In addition to the penalty prescribed above in the Lagos state traffic law 2012, the Authority may direct the driver/rider to attend the Lagos State Drivers’ Institute for training and reorientation.
Please download a copy of the format of Lagos state traffic law 2012 offenses and Penalties for continuous study HERE.

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