Duties And Functions Of VIO (Vehicle Inspection Officers)

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Duties, Roles and Responsibilities Of VIO/VIS

Vehicle Inspection officers / Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) is a directorate in the Ministry of Transportation. The service is established to inspect, control, regulate and enforce the road worthiness of motor vehicles in the state.

Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) have well defined briefs/functions in their bid to establish stability and smooth flow of traffic on the roads.

Functions Of VIO

  • Inspection and issuance of road worthiness certificate (RWC)  to all types of vehicles
  • Ensuring and inspecting that vehicles are road worthy at all times
  • Training and testing of applicants for Driver’s license
  • Testing and training of applicants for Rider’s card
  • Organising seminars and public lectures.
  • Carrying out inspection of vehicles involved in accidents
  • Certification of driving schools
  • Co-operating with other agencies to enforce traffic rules and regulations
  • Providing accessible emergency services
  • Co-operating with relevant agencies engaged in road safety activities or in the prevention of accidents on the highways
  • Preparing and keeping statutory registers and a database of all certificates issued and revoked

Recommended: Duties And Functions Of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)

Upon stopping a vehicle on the road, a VIO is permitted to ask to see the following items:

As a Private vehicle driver:

  • Drivers license
  • Vehicle license
  • MOT/Roadworthiness certificate
  • Insurance certificate
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Spare tyre
  • C-caution
  • Wheel spinner
  • Jack
  • First Aid kit
  • Touch Light
  • Spare fan belt
  • Tow rope

As a Commercial vehicle driver:

  • Drivers license
  • Vehicle license
  • Roadworthiness certificate
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hackney/stage carriage permit
  • FireSpare  extinguisher
  • tyre
  • C-caution
  • Vehicle’s accordance with state approved commercial color
  • Two crash helmets (Motorcycle)

Duties And Functions Of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA)

A Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) also has the liberty to inspect the following parts of your car:

  • Windscreen and wipers
  • Head Lights
  • Tail Lights
  • Tires
  • Exhaust for emissions
  • Car’s body
  • Number Plates
  • Rearview mirrors
  • Brakes
  • Accessories i.e Jack, C Caution, Fire extinguisher
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