“3 year jail term after psychiatric examination” – See the list of new penalties for traffic offenders in Lagos

by Adeniyi Abdul

Motorists in Lagos State might be in for quite a tough time when the new bill to regulate traffic offences and road usage is signed into law by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. The bill was passed last Tuesday by the Lagos State House of Assembly and lists penalties such as jail terms after psychiatric examinations for one way driving and fines for smoking while driving. See the list below.

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) 3 year 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.

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