Goobe! Lagos Mobile Court for Traffic Offender

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The Chief Judge of Lagos State, on Friday,  February 05, 2016 inaugurated Mobile Courts in the State to summarily try traffic offenders and mete immediate punishments to them where applicable. The  Mobile Courts are to  fully enforce the extant Traffic Laws in the State and take stiffer measures against road traffic offenders. The Mobile Court, which would move around in buses, is expected to end  recklessness and impunity on our public roads and highways.

 

Below are the offences and their sanctions:

 

 

Offences

Sanctions

1. Driving in a direction prohibited by the Road Traffic Law; (that is driving against traffic, popularly known as “One Way” driving)” . Bullion vans are not exempted.

A 3-year jail term and vehicle forfeiture

2. Abandoned vehicle on Highway

N50,000.00 or 3-year jail term, or both

3. Riding a motor-cycle against traffic and riding on the kerb, median or road setbacks

N20,000.00 for 1st time offenders. Subsequent offenders will get N30,000.00  fine OR the riders’ motor-cycle impounded.

4. Smoking while driving

N20,000.00

5. Failure to give way to traffic on the left at a roundabout

N20,000.00

6. Disobeying traffic control

N20,000.00

7. Riding Motorcycles and Tricycles  on major Highways in the state.

N20,000.00

8. Violation of route by commercial vehicles

N20,000.00

9. Riding motor-cycle without Crash Helmet for rider and passenger

N20, 000.00 or 3 years imprisonment or both.

10. Under-aged person riding a motorcycle

 N20,000.00

11. Operating a motor-cycle in a restricted areas on or prohibited routes

N20,000.00 and  the riders’ motor-cycle impounded.

12. Driving without a valid Driving License

Vehicle impounded.

13. Learner drivers without permit

N20,000.00

14. Driving with fake number plate will attract

N20,000.00  for 1st offenders and 6 months imprisonment or both for subsequent infractions.

15. Only Medical Emergency Vehicles can drive through traffic

 

 

The Era of recklessness and impunity on our public roads and highways in Lagos State is gone!!!

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