The 6 Important Vehicle Particulars/ Documents every driver must have

In the bid to educate both old and new drivers in order not to fall victims of policemen or other law enforcement officers, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has posted a list of documents every Nigerian driver must have to avoid been penalized or their vehicle being impounded.

Here are six vehicle particulars every car owner should have

  1. Drivers License
    There is no getting around this one, as it is the first and most important document required by the Nigerian law if you must be on the road.
    Getting the license from the FRSC or VIS means that you must have passed the requirements and have been declared mentally and physically stable to be able to drive on Nigerian roads. To qualify for this license, you must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Certificate of Road Worthiness
    You don’t want to drive your car on the road without a certificate of road worthiness because it is the document certifying that a vehicle is road-worthy and can be driven on the Nigerian road for a stated period of time.
    Additionally, after the driver’s license, the next important document required to drive on Nigerian roads without any form of molestation is the national certificate of road worthiness.
    This certificate is to indicate that your vehicle has passed all the criteria required to be on the road as regards safety and all its measures. To get this, an inspection would have been carried out on your vehicle by Vehicles Inspection Officers (VIOs) to ascertain this. Be sure to keep your vehicles in top shape in order to scale this hurdle.
  3. Insurance Certificate
    The insurance certificate is insurance for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other road vehicles. It provides financial protection against physical damage and/or bodily injury resulting from traffic collisions and against liability that could also arise therefrom.
  4. Vehicle License
    The vehicle license or registration is a document that clearly indicates that a car has been duly registered under the Nigerian law and, as such, complies with the various regulations guiding this act.
  5. Proof of Ownership
    This is to prove that you own the vehicle and can be gotten from the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO).
  6. Hackney Permit
    The Hackney permit is another document that is required to drive freely on Nigerian roads and particularly on Lagos roads without any form of harassment for commercial vehicles. It is primarily a license to carry goods or persons on the road.
    This document is usually issued to you at the point of registering your vehicle, it expires usually every 6 months and does not require any form of inspection whatsoever for you to get it.

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