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17 Traffic Sins and Penalties In Lagos You MUST Know

  1. Riding a motorcycle against traffic 1st-time offender – N20,000.00 Subsequent offender N30,000.00
  2. Driving a car against traffic One-year imprisonment (1st offender) 3 years imprisonment (repeated offender)
  3. Smoking while driving N20,000.00
  4. Failure to give way to traffic on the left at a roundabout N20,000.00
  5. Disobeying traffic control N20,000.00 fine
  6. Riding motorcycle without crash helmet for rider and passenger N20,000:00 or 3yrs imprisonment
  7. Carrying a pregnant woman, an adult carrying load on her head or a child below age 12 (on Okada) 3yrs imprisonment with community service and forfeiture of the bike while such passengers will also be prosecuted
  8. Driving without valid driver’s license. Vehicle to be impounded
  9. Driving with fake number plate N20, 000.00 or 6 months imprisonment or both
  10. Eating, counting money, making phone calls and engaging in other dangerous activities while driving N20, 000 for a first offender and a maximum of three years imprisonment or N30, 000 fine or both for subsequent offences.
  11. Restricts Okada, carts, wheelbarrows and tricycles from operating in LagosIbadan Expressway, Ikorodu Road, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Agege Motor Road, Funsho Williams Avenue, Eko Bridge, Third Mainland Bridge, Carter Risk Punishment (type not specified) STATE TRAFFIC LAW (OFFENSE AND PENALTY) Bridge, -Badagry Expressway, Victoria Island-Lekki-Epe Expressway and all bridges in the state
  12. Okada operators will now operate between 6.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. where permitted in the state. However, motorcycles of courier companies are exempted with a proviso that they must have engine capacity of 200cc and must not carry any passenger Risk Punishment (type not specified)
  13. The law also bars articulated vehicles/trailers/trucks from entering or travelling within the metropolis between 6.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m. Violators risk impoundment of their vehicles and payment of N50, 000 fine or six months imprisonment.
  14. The law compels commercial bus drivers and their conductors to wear identification tags while property owners are also compelled to report cases of abandoned vehicles in their vicinity Risk Punishment (type not specified)
  15. Other offences that attract stiff , as contained in the new of Lagos, include driving on BRT lane; parking within 15 meters of road intersection; using sirens and other noisy devices in a vehicle; failure to wear prescribed uniform or identification tag by drivers or conductors; driving or being driven on unauthorized routes and herding cattle, sheep, goats or other animals on the road. Risk Punishment (type not specified)
  16. According to the law, it is an offence to sell alcoholic drinks, herbal or pharmaceutical drugs within 100 meters of a bus stop, terminus or motor park; hawk, vend or offer for sale any item of goods or services, or beg or solicit for alms or engage in cleaning windscreens or any part of a vehicle on the highway or bridge
  17. Other offences include displaying of wares on walkways, dropping or picking of passengers on fast lanes or undesignated bus stops by commercial vehicles Risk Punishment (type not specified)

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