Traffic offences in Nigeria and penalties by FRSC

Check out a comprehensive list of 38 traffic offences in Nigeria and their penalties issued by FRSC.

When you break a traffic rule and you wish to waive your right to a court trial, then you can pay a penalty for the particular offence.

Following is a table of traffic offences in Nigeria along with their corresponding penalties issued by FRSC.

Traffic offences and penalties in Nigeria
 Offence  Penalty
 Traffic sign/light violation  N2,000
 Route violation  N5,000
 Road obstruction  N3,000
 Dangerous driving  N50,000
 Driver’s licence violation  N10,000
 Vehicle licence violation  N3,000
 Speed limit violation  N3,000
 Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs  N5,000
 Driving without a windshield or with shattered windshield  N3,000
 Driving with a flat tyre or without a spare tyre  N3,000
 Overloading  N5,000
 Driving a vehicle with forgery or falsification of car registration  N20,000
 Driving without seat belt  N2, 000
 Failure to report accidents  N20,000
 Wrongful overtaking  N3,000
 Vehicle number plate violation  N3,000
 Road marking violation  N5,000
 Use of phone while driving  N4,000
 Caution sign violation  N3,000
 Tampering with or unauthorized removal of road signs  N5,000
 Inadequate construction warning  N50,000
 Don’t move violation  N2,000
 Construction area speed violation  N3,000
 Failure to cover unstable materials  N5,000
 Failure to move over  N3,000
 Excessive smoke emission  N5,000
 Attempting to corrupt marshal  N10,000
 Failure to fix red flag on projected load  N3,000
 Assaulting marshal on duty  N10,000
 The rejection of accident victim(s) by hospitals and or medical   personnel(s)  N50,000
 Custody fee  N200 per day after 24   hours
 Obstructing marshal on duty  N2,000
 Failure to install speed limit devices  N3,000
 Driving a vehicle without specified fire extinguishers  N3,000
 Mechanically deficient vehicles  N5,000
 Driving a passenger service vehicle without passenger manifest  N10,000
 Riding a motorcycle without a crash helmet  N2,000
 Driving vehicles while under 18 years  N2,000

Please note that all the fines must be paid to the Federal Government Revenue Account in commercial banks or via If you pay through Remita platform, follow these below steps:

  • 1) Select “Pay FG Agency”
  • 2) Select “FRSC under MDAs”
  • 3) Select “Offences” to make the payment for fines and complete all compulsory fields.

Finally, take your printout to the Federal Road Safety Corps office who made your booking.

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