LAWS OF NASARAWA STATE OF NIGERIA
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A LAW TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR CYCLE IN NASARAWA STATE
BE IT ENACTED by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly and by the authority of same as follows:
Citation and commencement
Prohibition of riding by under aged persons
(a) To wear dark glasses other than on medical grounds.
(b) To be without valid particulars.
(c) To carry an extra passenger or goods between the rider’s seat on the handle bar of the motorcycle.
(d) To be under the influence of alcohol, any intoxicant, drugs or substance that might impair or is likely to impair his sense of judgment or mental ability.
(e) To tow another motorcycle using his feet or ropes or strings of any sort.
(f) To be without uniform as may be prescribed by the appropriate authorities.
(g) To carry passengers sitting side-ways.
(h) To recklessly or negligently ride same without due care for other road users.
(i) To have no number plate affixed to the motorcycle.
(j) Without same being road worth.
(k) Without side mirrors on same.
(l) For same not to have mud-flap at the rear mudguard.
(2) The fees to be charged for registration shall be prescribed by the appropriate authorities.
[Power of Appropriate Authority to make Regulations]
“Appropriate Authority” means the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) of the State Ministry of Works and Transport and Board of Internal Revenue Service of the State.
“Commercial purpose” means for a fee, charge or consideration.
“Court” means a Magistrate Court.
“Overload” includes carrying goods or passengers between rider’s seat of the motorcycle, carrying more than one passenger at a time but does not include carrying a person with a baby at the back.
“Particulars” includes registration books, driving license, insurance certificate, certificate of roadworthiness and hackney permit. 3
“Rider” means any person that carries passengers or goods on motorcycle for commercial purpose.
“State” means Nasarawa State of Nigeria.
This printed impression has been carefully compared by me with the Bill, which has been passed by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly and is found by me to be true and correct copy of the Bill.
HAJIYA AISHA AHMED esq
Clerk of the House
Nasarawa State House of Assembly
I ASSENTED THIS 18TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2002
ALHAJI ABDULLAHI ADAMU
Nasarawa State of Nigeria