Comprehensive list of FRSC traffic offenses and penalties.

18/05/2019

To save yourself the stress of facing FRSC officials on the road and also paying impromptu fines, learn about the FRSC traffic offenses and penalties.

1. List of traffic offenses and penalties by FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corp released a list for traffic offenses and the corresponding penalties. After having a slight confrontation with an FRSC official, you might wish to extend the case to a court of law, then you will have to pay a fine, as stated in the table below:

Offense

Penalty (₦)

TRAFFIC LIGHT/SIGN VIOLATION

2,000

ROAD OBSTRUCTION

3,000

ROUTE VIOLATION

5,000

DRIVER’S LICENCE VIOLATION

10,000

DANGEROUS DRIVING

50,000

SPEED LIMIT VIOLATION

3,000

VEHICLE LICENCE VIOLATION

3,000

DRIVING UNDER ALCOHOL OR DRUG INFLUENCE

5,000

DRIVING WITH WORN-OUT TYRE OR WITHOUT SPARE TYRE

3,000

DRIVING WITHOUT OR WITH SHATTERED WINDSCREEN

3,000

OVERLOADING

5,000

DRIVING WITHOUT SEAT BELT

2,000

DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH FORGED DOCUMENTS

20,000

FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT

20,000

VEHICLE NUMBER PLATE VIOLATION

3,000

WRONGFUL OVERTAKING

3,000

ROAD MARKING VIOLATION

5,000

CAUTION SIGN VIOLATION

3,000

USE OF PHONE WHILE DRIVING

4,000

UNAUTHORIZED REMOVAL OF OR TAMPERING WITH ROAD SIGNS

5,000

DO NOT MOVE VIOLATION

2,000

INADEQUATE CONSTRUCTION WARNING

50,000

CONSTRUCTION AREA SPEED LIMIT VIOLATION

3,000

FAILURE TO MOVE OVER

3,000

FAILURE TO COVER UNSTABLE MATERIALS

5,000

ATTEMPTING TO CORRUPT MARSHAL

10,000

EXCESSIVE SMOKE EMISSION

5,000

FAILURE TO FIX RED FLAG ON PROJECTED LOAD

3,000

MEDICAL PERSONNEL OR HOSPITAL REJECTION OF ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM

50,000

ASSAULTING MARSHAL ON DUTY

10,000

OBSTRUCTING MARSHAL ON DUTY

2,000

CUSTODY FEE

N200 per day after 24 hours

DRIVING WITHOUT SPECIFIED FIRE EXTINGUISHER

3,000

DRIVING A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WITHOUT PASSENGER MANIFEST

10,000

DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER 18 YEARS

2,000

RIDING MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT A CRASH HELMET

2,000

MECHANICALLY DEFICIENT VEHICLE

5,000

FAILURE TO INSTALL SPEED LIMITING DEVICE

3,000

2. How to pay fines through Payment platform

Be aware that all the listed fines are to be paid into the Federal Government Revenue Account in any of the commercial Banks or online using “Remita” platform accessible through remita.net.

To make payment through Remita,

  • Visit remita.net
  • Select “Pay FG Agency
  • Select FRSC
  • Select “Offences” to pay for fines
  • Complete the other mandatory fields as applicable.

Finally, take the teller/printout to the FRSC office where the booking was made.

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Oluwatobi Ogunrinde

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