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.

car Insurance
DRIVING WITHOUT VALID DRIVERS
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 DRIVERS 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 ,car Insurance
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
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 ,car Insurance

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 RIDERS 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,car Insurance
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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