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 10 Driving Offences In Lagos And Their Penalties

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PostSubject: 10 Driving Offences In Lagos And Their Penalties   2016-11-05, 10:38



These are some of the driving offences in Lagos and their penalties. Some of laws are over-implemented while some are under-implemented. What ever the case may be, it is good to be aware of the following laws:

1) Failure to stop for pedestrians at Zebra crossing: The fine is N20,000 for first time offenders and N30,000 for subsequent offenders. Your vehicle will also be impounded.
2) Driving on BRT lane: N20,000 for first time offenders and N30,000 for subsequent offenders. Alternatively, the driver may be sentenced to 3 years imprisonment or both.
3) Exceeding prescribed speed limit: N100,000 fine or 1 year imprisonment or both fine and imprisonment.
4) Wrongful overtaking: N100,000 fine.
5) Illegal U-turns: N20,000 for first time offenders and N30,000 for subsequent offenders. Driver most also undergo a mandatory training before he/she can drive again.
6) Bullion van driving in a wrong direction: Forfeiture of vehicle and 3 years imprisonment.
7) Making phone calls while driving: N20,000 for first time offenders and N30,000 for subsequent offenders.
Motorist resisting arrest: N20,000 for first time offenders and N30,000 for subsequent offenders.
9) Disobeying traffic control personnel: N20,000 for first time offenders and N30,000 for subsequent offenders. Your vehicle may also be impounded.
10) Learner driver without an accompanied licensed driver: The driver will be dislodged. He/She will also pay a fine of N20,000 for first time offence and N30,000 for subsequent offences.

Source: http://nigerianewstoday.com.ng/10-driving-offences-in-lagos-and-their-penalties/
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