38 FRSC Traffic Offences & Their Penalties

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If caught violating a traffic rule and you wish to wave your right to a court trial, the alternative is to pay the prescribed fine for the particular offence.

In line with our vision to engender an enlightened society with emphasis on the automotive sector, Autojosh presents a list of FRSC traffic offences together with their corresponding penalties.

The offences and their corresponding fines are as listed below:

1. TRAFFIC LIGHT/SIGN VIOLATION

Penalty:         N2,000

 

2. ROAD OBSTRUCTION

Penalty:        N3,000

 

3. ROUTE VIOLATION

Penalty:         N5,000

     

4. DRIVER’S LICENCE VIOLATION

Penalty:         N10,000

     

5. DANGEROUS DRIVING

Penalty:         N50,000

 

6. SPEED LIMIT VIOLATION

Penalty:         N3,000

 

7. VEHICLE LICENCE VIOLATION

Penalty:         N3,000

 

8. DRIVING UNDER ALCOHOL OR DRUG INFLUENCE

Penalty:         N5,000

 

9. DRIVING WITH WORN-OUT TYRE OR WITHOUT SPARE TYRE

Penalty:         N3,000

 

10. DRIVING WITHOUT OR WITH SHATTERED WINDSCREEN

  Penalty:         N3,000

 

11. OVERLOADING

Penalty:         N5,000

 

12. DRIVING WITHOUT SEAT BELT

Penalty:         N2, 000

 

13. DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH FORGED DOCUMENTS

Penalty:         N20,000

 

14. FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT

Penalty:         N20,000

 

15. VEHICLE NUMBER PLATE VIOLATION

Penalty:         N3,000

 

16. WRONGFUL OVERTAKING

Penalty:         N3,000

 

17.  ROAD MARKING VIOLATION

Penalty:         N5,000

 

18.  CAUTION SIGN VIOLATION

Penalty:         N3,000

 

19.  USE OF PHONE WHILE DRIVING

 Penalty:        N4,000

20. UNAUTHORIZED REMOVAL OF OR TAMPERING WITH ROAD SIGNS

Penalty:         N5,000

 

21.  DO NOT MOVE VIOLATION

Penalty:         N2,000

 

22.  INADEQUATE CONSTRUCTION WARNING

Penalty:         N50,000

 

23.  CONSTRUCTION AREA SPEED LIMIT VIOLATION

Penalty:         N3,000

 

24.  FAILURE TO MOVE OVER

Penalty:         N3,000

 

25.  FAILURE TO COVER UNSTABLE MATERIALS

Penalty:         N5,000

 

26.   ATTEMPTING TO CORRUPT MARSHAL

Penalty:         N10,000

 

27.  EXCESSIVE SMOKE EMISSION

Penalty:         N5,000

 

28.  FAILURE TO FIX RED FLAG ON PROJECTED LOAD

Penalty:         N3,000

 

 29.  MEDICAL PERSONNEL OR HOSPITAL REJECTION OF ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM

Penalty:         N50,000

 

30.  ASSAULTING MARSHAL ON DUTY

Penalty:         N10,000

 

31.  OBSTRUCTING MARSHAL ON DUTY

Penalty:         N2,000

 

32.  CUSTODY FEE

Penalty:         N200 per day after 24 hours

 

33.  DRIVING WITHOUT SPECIFIED FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Penalty:         N3,000

   

34.  DRIVING A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WITHOUT PASSENGER MANIFEST

Penalty:         N10,000

 

35.  DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER 18 YEARS

 Penalty:         N2,000

 

36. RIDING MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT A CRASH HELMET

Penalty:         N2,000

 

37.  MECHANICALLY DEFICIENT VEHICLE

Penalty:         N5,000

 

38.  FAILURE TO INSTALL SPEED LIMITING DEVICE

Penalty:         N3,000

 

Note: ALL Fines are paid into the Federal Government Revenue Account in any of the commercial Banks or online using “Remita” platform accessible through www.remita.net.

 

On the remita.net website, select “Pay FG Agency; Select FRSC under MDAs; select “Offences” to pay for fines. Complete the other mandatory fields as applicable.

 

Take the teller / printout to the FRSC office where the booking was made.

 

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