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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New penalties for traffic offenders in Lagos State

Lagos traffic offenders may face serious sanctions in recent times, if the bill which the Lagos State House of Assembly is trying to pass into law goes through. Imagine this, spending three years in prison with no option of fine if you're caught driving one way in Lagos.
Other penalties for traffic offenders are:

1.Riding a motor-cycle against traffic : 1st time offender – N20,000.00 subsequent offender N30,000.00 .
2. Smoking while driving - N20,000.00 fine
3. Failure to give way to traffic on the left at a roundabout - N20,000.00 fine
4. Disobeying traffic control - N20,000.00
5. Riding motor-cycle without crash helmet for rider and passenger - N20, 000: 00 or 3yrs imprisonment
6. Driving without valid driver’s license - Vehicle to be impounded.
7. Driving with fake number plate - N20,000.00 and 6 month imprisonment or both.

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