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11 things VIO (Vehicle Inspection Officers) will check to determine if your car is roadworthy





  • Brakes: Foot Brake must stop your car within a distance of 8 metres at a speed of 32km/h. Parking Brake should be adequate to hold your car..
  • Lights: All vehicles must be equipped with a set of functional head lights and tail lights. The brake lights and turn signals must be in good working condition.
  • Horn: The must be heard from a distance of 60 metres
  • Emission: The vehicle must be equipped with an exhaust emission system that helps reduce air pollution.
  • Number plate: All passenger and commercial vehicles must have one valid number plate at the front and one at the rear except motorcycles that are only issued one number plate.


  • Windshield wipers: The wipers must be capable of cleaning the windshield effectively.
  • Rearview Mirrors: Must be well located/positioned in order to reflect your rear view on the highway for a distance of 60 metres.
  • General body: General body of the car must be in good condition.
  • Tyres: All vehicles are required to be equipped with tyres that are in proper and safe condition with a minimum tread depth of 0.063 inches. Also, the tyres must not be older than 4 years.
  • Engine: Must be in a good condition.
  • Other Accessories: This includes your jack, C-caution, extinguisher etc.


Credit: Nigerian Drivers Conference and Vehicle Inspection Service.

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  1. Big Sam

    December 19, 2016 at 12:34

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    • AutoJosh

      December 19, 2016 at 17:17

      Thanks boss, we will do just that.

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