Late Payment of Fines Attracts Legal Action, FRSC Warns Motorists
The Federal Road Safety Corps has advised traffic offenders and the motoring public against late payments of penalties, or face strict legal actions.
This was contained in the statement released from the office of the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps Lagos State, Corps Commander Babatunde O. Farinloye, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), intimated the motoring public on the new administration on traffic offences and fines.
Farinloye said that any fine that is not paid within seven days will attract litigations in accordance with the provisions of the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) 2012. He further explained that delay in payments of traffic fines is a violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“For the avoidance of doubts, article H of the Notice of Offence ticket clearly states that the ticket expires after 7 days from the date of issue. Thereafter, the traffic offenders will be PROSECUTED,” he said.
While advising the motoring public to be law abiding, he expressed optimism that the new administration on traffic offences and fines will further strengthen the Corps’ drive towards eradicating Road Traffic Crashes on the Highway and banish lawless and reckless driving for the safety of all.
The Sector Commander assures the general public of FRSC’s commitment to effective service delivery, and ensuring a safe motoring environment.