Tuesday, 17 July 2012


The Lagos State House of Assembly, last Thursday, passed a new bill that will repeal and re-enact the road traffic law. The bill is aimed at  imposing strict sanctions and enforcement on any erring vehicle operator in the state.
These are the new fines for traffic offences to be implemented in lagos:
1. Riding a motor-cycle against traffic.
2.  Riding on the kerb, median or road setbacks
PENALTY: 1st time offender – N20,000.00,    Subsequent offender N30,000.00 or the riders motor-cycle will be impounded
3. One way driving
PENALTY: 3year jail term after psychiatric examination
4. Smoking while driving
PENALTY: N20,000.00 fine
5. Failure to give way to traffic on the left at a roundabout
PENALTY: N20,000.00 fine
6. Disobeying traffic control
PENALTY: N20,000.00
7. Violation of route by commercial vehicles
PENALTY: N20,000.00 fine.
8. Riding motor-cycle without crash helmet for rider and passenger
PENALTY: N20,000: 00 or 3years imprisonment or both.
9. Under aged person, under 18yrs old riding a motorcycle
PENALTY: N20,000.00.
10. Driving without valid driver’s license.
PENALTY: vehicle to be impounded.
11. Learner driver without permit
PENALTY: N20,000.00
12. Driving with fake number plate
PENALTY:  1st offender N20,000.00 and 6 month imprisonment or both.