List Of Approved Traffic Offences In Nigeria And Their Penalties

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Traffic offences are punishable under the Traffic and Road Safety Act. Different offences are prescribed different penalties, which include paying a cash penalty. 

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 addition, the Table of driving penalties summarises the fines and penalties for the most serious offences (PURSUANT TO SECTION 10(4), 28(2) OF FRSC (ESTABLISHMENT) ACT, 2007 AND REGULATION 220 OF NRTR, 2012)

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Notice Of Offence Sheet

S/NO TICK INFRINGEMENT (S) CODE POINTS PENALTY CATEGORY
1 LIGHT/SIGN VIOLATION LSV 2 2,000 2
2 ROAD OBSTRUCTION ROB 3 3,000 1
3 ROUTE VIOLATION RTV 5 5,000 1
4 SPEED LIMIT VIOLATION SLV 3 3,000 1
5 VEHICLE LICENCE VIOLATION VLV 3 3,000 2
6 VEHICLE NUMBER PLATE VIOLATION NPV 3 3,000 1
7 DRIVER’S LICENCE VIOLATION DLV 10 10,000 2
8 WRONGFUL OVERTAKING WOV 3 3,000 1
9 ROAD MARKING VIOLATION RMV 5 5,000 1
10 CAUTION SIGN VIOLATION CSV 3 3,000 3
11 DANGEROUS DRIVING DGD 10 50,000 1
12 DRIVING UNDER ALCOHOL OR DRUG INFLUENCE DUI 5 5,000 2
13 OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH FORGED DOCUMENTS OFD 10 20,000 2
14 UNAUTHORIZED REMOVAL OF OR TAMPERING WITH ROAD SIGNS UTS 5 5,000 1
15 DO NOT MOVE VIOLATION DNM 2 2,000 2
16 INADEQUATE CONSTRUCTION WARNING ICW 50,000 1
17 CONSTRUCTION AREA SPEED LIMIT VIOLATION CAV 3 3,000 1
18 FAILURE TO MOVE OVER FMO 3 3,000 1
19 FAILURE TO COVER UNSTABLE MATERIALS FCM 5 5,000 1
20 OVERLOADING OVL 10 10,000 1
21 DRIVING WITH WORN-OUT TYRE OR WITHOUT SPARE TYRE TYY 3 3,000 1
22 DRIVING WITHOUT OR WITH SHATTERED WINDSCREEN VWV 2 2,000 1
23 FAILURE TO FIX RED FLAG ON PROJECTED LOAD FFF 3 3,000 1
24 FAILURE TO REPORT ACCIDENT FRC 10 20,000 1
25 MEDICAL PERSONNEL OR HOSPITAL REJECTION OF ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM RCV 50,000 1
26 ASSAULTING MARSHAL ON DUTY AMD 10 10,000 2
27 OBSTRUCTING MARSHAL ON DUTY OMD 2 2,000 2
28 ATTEMPTING TO CORRUPT MARSHAL ACS 10 10,000 2
29 CUSTODY FEE N200 per day after 24 hours
30 DRIVING WITHOUT SPECIFIED FIRE EXTINGUISHER FEV 3 3,000 3
31 DRIVING A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WITHOUT PASSENGER MANIFEST PMV 10 10,000 2
32 DRIVING WITHOUT SEAT BELT SUV 2 2,000 1
33 USE OF PHONE WHILE DRIVING UPD 4 4,000 1
34 DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER 18 YEARS UDR 2,000 1
35 RIDING MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT A CRASH HELMET RMH 2 2,000 1
36 EXCESSIVE SMOKE EMISSION ESE 5 5,000 1
37 MECHANICALLY DEFICIENT VEHICLE MDV 5 5,000 1
38 FAILURE TO INSTALL SPEED LIMITING DEVICE FSLD 3 3,000 2

Do you wish to waive your Right to a court trial?      Yes    or    No

If Yes, please pay the prescribed fine(s) into Federal Government Revenue Account in any of the commercial Banks or online using Remita platform accessible through www.remita.net (select “Pay FG Agency; Select FRSC under MDAs; select “Offences” to pay for fines.

Complete the other mandatory fields as applicable).

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

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