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Nigeria Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC Offences & Penalties

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has published the comprehensive list of offences and penalties associated to road user in Nigeria.

In February 1988, the Federal Government created the Federal Road Safety Commission through Decree No. 45 of the 1988 as amended by Decree 35 of 1992 referred to in the statute books as the FRSC Act cap 141 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN).

Passed by the National Assembly as Federal Road Safety Commission (establishment) Act 2007.

See FRSC Offences & Penalties Below:

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 ROAD ACCIDENT FRC 10 20,000 1
25 MEDICAL PERSONNEL OR HOSPITAL REJECTION OF ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM RAV 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 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
NOTE: Custody fee on impounded Motor vehicle and Motorcycle/Tricycle is N200.00 per day payable after initial 24 hours of grace

Pay the prescribed fine(s) in any of the designated Banks and bring the Teller to the FRSC office.

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