Monday, July 16, 2012

Drive on one-way in Lagos and pay N50,000 or spend 3 years in prison.

Whew! That's a big one oh. You know those times when you miss your way because the signs are badly placed? Those ones are like traps. There's this one just before Unilag, that sign is so unclear and the police are always there waiting to arrest you! I've fallen victim of that one once oh.
I hope with this new bill, Lagos state government will spend sometime making signs more noticeable and understandable. 

Motorists that drive on one-way traffic in Lagos will now pay a fine of N50, 000 or serve a three year jail term, following the passing of the new bill the Lagos State House of Assembly on Sunday.
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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