Traffic offences are called strict liability offences: you do the offence, you pay the consequence. However, the traffic management regime is not designed to empower officials of any agency of the State to molest, intimidate, extort or make a law breaker out of any Lagos resident/stakeholder through the demanding and giving of bribes so as to avoid unsavoury situations.
See full list of the penalties below;
LAW/OFFENCES AND FINES
1 . Driving without valid driver’s licence – Impound vehicle
2 . Driving by under age 18 years, N30,000.00 fine
3 . Driving with fake plate numbers N30,000.00 , 3 yrs. in prison
4 . Driving with forged particulars, 6 months in prison
5 . Driving with fake driver’s licence, 6 months in prison
6 . Driving without road worthiness, Impound vehicle.
7 . Driving only yellow, N80,000.00 Enforce painting
8 . Driving with Hackney permit, Impound vehicle.
9 . No display of Hackey permit, Impound vehicle.
10 . Kabu Kabu without permit, Impound vehicle.
11 . Disobeying LASTMA Officer, N30,000.00/Impound vehicle.
12 . Neglect of Traffick direction light, 3 months in prison.
13 . Smoking while driving, N30,000.00/Impound vehicle.
14 . Physical assault on traffic officer, N50,000.00/6 months in prison.
15 . Driving without full light, N50,000.00 .
16 . Driving with worn out Tyre, N30,000.00 .
17 . Driving without spare Tyre, N30,000.00 .
18 . Driving smoking vehicle, N30,000.00 .
19 . No fire Extinguisher, N30,000.00 .
20 . Broken windscreen, N30,000.00 .
21. Tinted windscreen, *N30,000.00 .
22 . Eating and driving with one hand , 3 months in prison.
23 . One way driving, 3 yrs. in prison.
24 . Driving without fasten seat belt, N30,000.00
25 . No painting a commercial vehicle approved colour, N50,000.00 .
26 . No car hire service permit, 1st N20,000.00, 2nd N30,000.00 Impound vehicle
27 . Parking on yellow line on any public highway/illegal parking, 1st N20,000.00, subsequent N30,000.00 .
28 . Vehicle crossing double yellow line/center line, 1st N20,000.00, subsequent N30,000.00.
29 . Staying within the yellow junction box (offside rule) 1st N20,000.00, subsequent N30,000.00.
30 . Failure to yield to right of the way of pedestrian at zebra crossing, 1st N20,000.00, subsequent N30,000.00.
31 . Failure to give to traffic on the left at a round about, 1st N20,000.00, subsequent N30,000.00
32 . Driving on walkway or kerb, impound .