Top 10 Expensive Road Offenses by Fines


To ensure the safety of road users, there have been a lot of rules and regulations that every road user needs to abide by. Failure to do this could result in penalties of varying degrees. This could range from paying some amount of money, community service, or a short jail time.




It is important that you know these rules, and even what their penalties are, so you do not get into trouble with the law. That’s why we’ve compiled the 10 most expensive penalties for traffic offenses.


  1. Abandoned vehicles on highways: Abandoning your vehicle on a highway, could get your car impounded and a penalty fee of 500,000 Naira plus additional costs for towing. 
  2. Assault on a traffic officer: Getting into a physical altercation with a traffic officer could get you fined the sum of 100,000 Naira.
  3. Exceed speed limit: The fine for exceeding the set limit on both inner roads and highways is 100,000 Naira.
  4. Dangerous driving: If you are caught driving recklessly, you will be fined 50,000 Naira.
  5. Rejection of accident victims by medical personnel or hospitals: Denying medical services to a victim of an accident can attract a fine of 50,000  Naira.
  6. Inadequate construction warning:  If there is any sort of construction on the road, without the proper warnings, they will be charged 50,000 Naira.
  7. Carrying more than one passenger on a motorcycle: Any motorcycle operator who carries more than one passenger can be fined the sum of 50,000 Naira.
  8. Riding against traffic: If you are caught with a motorcycle and riding it on the curb, or against traffic, you will be fined 50,000 Naira and if you are a repeat offender, you pay 100,000 Naira.
  9. Wrongful overtaking: When you overtake at the wrong places, such as on bridges, bent corners, etc, you can be penalized and charged 50,000 Naira.
  10. Driving on the walkway: A lot of people drive on pedestrians’ walkways during heavy traffic, but if you are caught, you can be made to pay up to 50,000 Naira in fines.
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