Driving in Nigeria: Offences and Penalties

                                                         
S/NO INFRINGEMENT (S) CODE POINTS PENALTY CATEGORY
1 ASSAULTING MARSHAL ON DUTY AMD 10 N10,000 2
2 ATTEMPTING TO CORRUPT MARSHAL ON DUTY ACS 10 N10,000 2
3 CAUTION SIGN VIOLATION CSV 3 N3,000 3
4 CONSTRUCTION AREA SPEED LIMIT VIOLATION CAV 3 N3,000 1
5 DANGEROUS DRIVING DGD 10 N50,000 1
6 DO NOT MOVE VIOLATION DNM 2 N2,000 2
7 DRIVER’S LICENCE VIOLATION DLV 10 N10,000 2
8 DRIVING UNDER ALCOHOL/DRUG INFLUENCE DUI 5 N5,000 2
9 DRIVING WITH WORN-OUT TYRE TYV 3 N3,000 1
10 DRIVING WITH EXPIRED/WITHOUT SPARE TYRE EWT 2 N2,000 3
11 EXCESSIVE SMOKE EMISSION ESE 5 N5,000 1
12 FAILURE TO COVER UNSTABLE MATERIALS FCM 5 N5,000 1
13 FAILURE TO FIX RED FLAG ON PROJECTED LOAD FFF 3 N3,000 1
14 FAILURE TO MOVE OVER FMO 3 N3,000 1
15 FAILURE TO REPORT ROAD CRASH FRC 10 N20,000 1
16 FIRE EXTINGUISHER VIOLATION FEV 3 N3,000 3
17 INADEQUATE CONSTRUCTION WARNING SIGN ICW N50,000 1
18 LIGHT/SIGN VIOLATION LSV 2 N2,000 2
19 MEDICAL PERSONNEL/HOSPITAL REJECTION OF ROAD CRASH VICTIM RCV N50,000 1
20 OPERATING MECHANICALLY DEFICIENT VEHICLE MDV 5 N5,000 1
21 OBSTRUCTING MARSHAL ON DUTY OMD 3 N3,000 2
22 OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH  FORGED DOCUMENTS OFD 10 N20,000 2
23 OVERLOADING OVL 10 N10,000 1
24 PASSENGERS’ MANIFEST VIOLATION PMV 10 N10,000 2
25 RIDING MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT USING CRASH HELMET RMH 2 N2,000 1
26 ROAD OBSTRUCTION ROB 5 N5,000 1
27 ROAD MARKING VIOLATION RMV 5 N5,000 1
28 ROUTE VIOLATION RTV 10 N10,000 1
29 SEAT BELT — USE VIOLATION SUV 5 N5,000 1
30 SPEED LIMIT VIOLATION SLV 5 N5,000 1
31 UNAUTHORIZED REMOVAL/TAMPERING WITH ROAD SIGN UTS 5 N5,000 1
32 UNDER AGE DRIVING/RIDING UDR N10,000 1
33 — USE OF PHONE WHILE DRIVING UPD 4 N4,000 1
34 VEHICLE LICENCE VIOLATION VLV 3 N3,000 2
35 NUMBER PLATE VIOLATION NPV 3 N3,000 1
36 VEHICLE WINDSHIELD VIOLATION VWV 2 N3,000 1
37 WRONGFUL OVERTAKING WOV 3 N3,000 1
38 PROJECTED LOAD IN EXCESS OF PRESCRIBED LIMIT PLE 3 N3,000 1
39 VEHICLE MIRROR VIOLATION VMV 3 N3,000 1
40 LEARNERS DRIVING REGULATION VIOLATION LDV 10 N3,000 1
41 CHILD RESTRAINT VIOLATION CRV 6 N3,000 1
42 CHILD SITTING POSITION VIOLATION CPV 6 N3,000 1
43 DRIVING RIGHT- HAND STEERING VEHICLE DRV 10 N3,000 1
44 OTHER  OFFENCES/VIOLATIONS OFV 2 N3,000
NOTE:     Custody fee on impounded Motor vehicle and Motorcycle/tricycle is N200.00 and N100, respectively  per day payable after initial 24 hours of grace

Source: Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC), Nigeria

 

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