In law, there is nothing like ignorance or law, once you commit an offense, you face the consequences immediately. It will be recalled that the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed an executive bill on traffic, waste management, and environment. It is obvious that the man at the helm of affairs is not taking it likely in as much as traffic and lawlessness is concerned in Lagos. Just last week, the Lagos State Taskforce forfeit cars that passed through the one-way in Ikeja, citing paragraph 65 of the Lagos State Traffic Code, those who are caught will have to forfeit their cars to the Lagos State Government and may likely be jailed for one year according to what the law says.
While many are condemning the act as being too harsh for something as little as a one-way, AutoReportNG felt we need to educate the populace on the Lagos State Traffic offense and the fines, please read below…
Traffic Offences and Fines
Failure to use a seat belt – 20,000 naira
Reversing on the highway & parking on walkways – 50,000 naira
Parking on the highway – 50,000 naira
Obstruction of traffic -20,000 naira
Picking/Dropping passengers on illegal B/stop -50,000 naira
Driving on BRT lanes – 70,000 naira.
Ignorance is not an excuse! While we accept that it’s not possible for all the traffic agencies to arrest everyone, all they just need is someone who will be used as a scapegoat, please, don’t be one of such. Obey all traffic laws and drive responsibly.