Lagos Police Commissioner Releases Penalties For Traffic Offenders
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has re-echoed his zero-tolerance for violation of traffic rules. He also expressed readiness to constantly prosecute traffic offenders who drive or ride against traffic. Penalties For Lagos Traffic Offenders
He also warned those riding motorcycles on restricted areas and using the BRT lanes to stop doing so.
The police boss condemned the act as criminal and unacceptable. He, thus, directed the area commanders, divisional police officers, and heads of operational and tactical units in Lagos yesterday during a routine briefing with the officers at the Conference Hall, State Headquarters, GRA, Ikeja, to arrest offenders.
He said every divisional police officer would be held accountable for violation of any traffic law. Cult-related cases also apply in areas across the state.
In the statement, Odumosu said. “The Command wishes to reiterate and remind the general public of the major traffic regulations, as contained in the Transport Sector Law of Lagos State (2018) which will be religiously enforced by the command in conjunction with other security agencies, as stated below”.
1. Driving in a direction prohibited by the law/neglect of traffic directions, that is ‘One Way’, attracts forfeiture of the vehicle to the state government, under Part 111, item 27 of the Transport Sector Law of Lagos State (2018).
2. Use of BRT lite Corridor attracts a fine of ₦20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira only) for the first offender, under Part 111, item 45 and 46 of the Transport Sector Law of
Lagos State (2018)
3. Willful obstruction on highway attracts a fine of ₦50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira only) in addition to the cost of towing.
4. Illegal U-Turn attracts a fine of ₦20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira only) for the first offender.
Permit me to clearly state, at this juncture, that in addition to the few above-stated traffic offences, the Police Command shall fully enforce every provision of the Transport Sector Law of Lagos State (2018).
In the light of the above, the command, so far, has contravened the followings between Thursday 12th and Monday 16th November 2020.