Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS): All You Need To Know

Welcome to Businessanthem. Vehicle Inspection Service is essential to prosperous and efficient public transportation. It helps in the ease of movement of humans, goods, capital, and services from production point to distribution, as well as utility destination.

Failure in Vehicle Inspection Service will lead to setbacks in the process of movement of goods and services to the expected destination of their use. In the long run commercial activities are bound to be grounded or collapse.

Traffic and transportation are important to Nations’ economic development, farmers, the construction industry, the production industry, the communication industry, and sundry services all pressed for time to get services and products delivered to their destinations.

Conflicting interests will continue to frustrate the process of efficiency of traffic and transportation, where there is no law, order, and regularization.

About Vehicle Inspection Service in Nigeria

Vehicle Inspection Services (VIS) have been playing a major role in ensuring the necessary standard requirements are met by motorists before they can access the roads across the world. They are saddled with the responsibility to ensure even human capital that moves the vehicles is adequately equipped with the needed capacities and training before certification.

The Vehicle Inspection Office In Nigeria was inherited from the colonial government and domesticated in the 1963 Republican Constitution under the defunct Ministry of Works and Transportation. The functions include, the issuance of motor vehicle licenses, and the issuance of roadworthiness certificates after vehicles must have been thoroughly examined. and more.

Their performance in discharging their duties was enhanced by workshops and testing ground provided to conduct a comprehensive check on vehicles, before issuing certificates of roadworthiness as well as test drivers’ competence before being recommended for the issuance of driver’s license, depending on the purpose of the driver’s license.

In contemporary times, Vehicle Inspection Officers are mandated to team up with fleet owners and operators to ensure that their fleets are adequately maintained to eliminate carnage or avoidable breaks on highways, which could hinder traffic flow while engaging in periodic training or enlightenment for their employees.

Responsibilities of Vehicle Inspection Service

The Vehicle Inspection Service is one of the enforcement agencies in Lagos State responsible for implementing the compliance Road Traffic Law 2021. Which made it mandatory for every vehicle owner in Lagos to present their cars for physical inspection at any of the designated centers to obtain roadworthiness certificates.

Vehicle Inspection Service officers are saddled with the duties of ensuring compliance with all stipulated/required vehicle policies such as roadworthiness, Vehicle License, Hackney Permit, Testing and Training of applicants for driver’s license/ rider card, and sometimes complement the duties of others.

Here are some of the Responsibilities of Vehicle Inspection Service Lagos.

1. Vehicle Inspection

Inspecting, Controlling, and Regulating the roadworthiness of motor vehicles in the State

2. Traffic Laws Enforcement

Collaborating with various agencies to implement the enforcement of traffic rules and regulations.

3. Road Safety

Co-operating with relevant agencies engaged in road safety activities or prevention of accidents on the highways

4. Road Worthiness Certificate

Inspection and issuance of Road Worthiness Certificates (RWC) for all vehicles.

5. Training

Training and Testing of applicants for driver’s license and rider license

6. Public enlightenment

Public enlightenment on traffic rules and regulations.

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Lagos State Government’s New Traffic Law

The Lagos State Government’s new traffic law made it mandatory for every vehicle owner to get a computerized vehicle inspection on their cars

Many years after the Service came into existence, it was issuing roadworthiness certificates to car owners who paid the required fee without inspecting the car in question to certify its state.

But the Road Traffic Law 2021, made it mandatory for every vehicle owner in Lagos to bring the car seeking roadworthiness certificates for physical inspection at any of the designated centers.

The car owner is only required to renew the roadworthiness payment, with no additional charges. After completing the payment, the car owner will receive a referral note, which they can present at the inspection center.

The referral notes contained details such as a booked appointment, transaction date, inspection date, and the assigned center.

The existing law of the State prescribes a standard that such mobility must meet to move around, otherwise, it is a threat to traffic flow, life, and environmental safety. To this end, the VIS, before certification, by existing law requires the efficiency of the necessary components of vehicles which include good tires, functional braking system, horns, light, indicators, windscreens, side mirrors, steering mechanism, functional wipers, emission system into a state of automobiles’ body to guarantee the safety of lives and eschew needless breakdown that often lead to traffic gridlock on the highway.

The test is to ascertain the worthiness of cars on roads before issuing a Road Worthiness Certificate. The law targeted at providing lasting solutions to the historical antecedents of dangers posed by having vehicles that are not road-worthy on Lagos State roads.

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Lagos Computerized Vehicle Inspection Service

The State government approved the Lagos Computerized Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIC) to provide world-class automotive testing centers and to ensure that vehicles plying Lagos roads meet the minimum standard of safety.

Established in 2016, LACVIC undertakes vehicle testing technologies and computerized vehicle inspection services. The government and other stakeholders to partner with the VIS to ensure the safety of the motoring public. It has testing centers in all five divisions of the State where efficiency tests are conducted on vehicles before being certified for operation.

The computerized vehicle inspection services is now in Abuja and coming up in many states in Nigeria. It is a one-stop center for securing and validating motor vehicles’ documents with basic infrastructure for the comprehensive vehicular check. It includes a feature for Automatic Number Plate Identification, simplifying vehicle monitoring through the use of technology. Vehicles with fake and expired documents are now easily detected, while fines and penalized accordingly.

List of Computerized Vehicle Inspection Centers in Lagos

In pursuit of its objectives, LACVIS established testing facilities in different locations across Lagos.

Below is the updated list of  VIS inspection centers in Lagos state.

Ayobo

VIS OFFICE FALOLA STREET, MAJIYAGBE LAYOUT CHURCH BUS STOP, IPAJA 08023099994

Oko-Oba

VIS OFFICE, 1 PALM-VIEW ESTATE, SITUATED ACROSS FROM THE RRS COMMAND AT SUCO BUS ATOP OKO OBA AGEGE LAGOS 07033339737

PWD

WORK YARD, OLD SECRETARIAT, IKEJA LAGOS 08066881341

Lagos Island

VIS WORKFARE, OLOWU STREET, LAGOS ISLAND 08023871936

Agric Ishawo

VIS OFFICE, BESIDE REHABILITATION VOCATIONAL CENTRE, OREMEJI TAYLOR CLOSE, OFF ISHAWO/OWUTU ROAD, IKORODU WEST LAGOS 08074667734

Bolade Oshodi

VIS OFFICE, SAFETY ARENA, BOLADE OSHODI BEHIND BOLADE MARKET LAGOS 08034293744

Epe

VIS WORK YARD, AFTER T-JUNCTION OPPOSITE EPE RESORT & SPA, EPE ITOKI EXPRESSWAY, EPE LAGOS 08022231126

Ojodu

VIS TESTING GROUND, OGUNNUSI ROAD OJODU,LAGOS 08032392876

Gbagada

VIS OFFICE ,NCI GBAGADA LAGOS,BESIDE FLOOR MILL, GBAGADA LAGOS 08034969752

Ajah

VIS ZONE OFFICE, ILAJE ROAD, AJAH ETI OSA LAGOS 08066171496

Cele

ITIRE-IKATE LCDA OFFICE ANNEX, LOCATED NEAR CELE BUS STOP LAGOS 08060106740

Ibeju Lekki

BEHIND IBEJU LEKKI LG SECRETARIATE, IGANDO OLOPA, LEKKI EPE EXPRESS LAGOS 08065256818

Odogunyan

VIS OFFICE ODOGUNYA BY OLOPOMEJI BUS STOP IKORODU 08094588630

Badagary

VIS OFFICE, PWD YARD , HOSPITAL ROAD, BADAGRY TOWN. BADAGRY 08056614353

Oko Afo

VIS OFFICE, LASTMA BUS STOP, ALONG BADAGRY EXPRESS WAY OKOA-AFO BADAGRY 08038605646

Ojota

MECHANIC VILLAGE WORKSHOP, BESIDE OLUSHOGUN DUMPING SITE OJOTA BUS STOP LAGOS 08035782606

Yaba

8, EDMOND CRESCENT, JIBOWU YABA 08023183630

Alausa

ASSBIFI ROAD BESIDE PASSPORT OFFICE ALAUSA CMD, IKEJA LAGOS 08034409754

Anthony

VIS TESTING GROUND, IKORODU ROAD, ANTHONY BUS STOP LAGOS 08034062964

Ojo

SURU ALABA CENTRE, 4 ASEMOTA STREET ALABA OJO LAGOS 08060014475

Surulere

COKER AGUDA TEST CENTRES, LOCATED At 4 ISHOLA STREET BEHIND RANDLE HOSPITAL OJUELEGBA 08029921851

Oke Odo

OKE ODO TEST CENTRES, LOCATED AT 24/26 OLD OTTA ILEPO EPO, OKE ODO, ALIMOSHO LAGOS. 08061202837

Agbowa

Behind Agbowa LCDA VIO new building Ota Road Lagos 08065422297

Lasu Iba

Ojo campus, Badagry Expressway, Ojo Lagos 08060014475

Owode Onirin

Owode onirin bustop, ikorodu road , Lagos. 08059180410

Daleko Mobile Center

Olu Aina str off Oye round about Isolo Rd, Opp Lagos Homs by waterworks Mushin Lagos. 08028510613

Unilag

Unilag campus, Opposite Unilag mosques Onike Yaba 08023131534

Lakowe Test Center

Lakowe School gate bus stop Lakowe Ibeju Lekki. 08065256818

Eti Osa Mobile Center

Mma Lucy Akpabio Str. Off Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island Lagos. 07085591441

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Lagos Vehicle Inspection Service Traffic Offence

Consequently, recalcitrant drivers, who failed to comply were either fined, had their vehicles impounded, or charged to the court for prosecution, depending on the gravity of their offense. Hence, vehicle inspection operation service ensures that a safe and clean transport system operates in the State for maximum efficiency of transportation and traffic systems.

The existing law of the State prescribes a standard that such mobility must meet to move around, otherwise, it is a threat to traffic flow, life, and environmental safety. To this end, the VIS, before certification, by existing law requires the efficiency of the necessary components of vehicles which include good tires, functional braking system, horns, lights, indicators, windscreens, side mirrors, steering mechanism, functional wipers, emission.

The system inject into a state of automobile bodies to guarantee the safety of lives and eschew needless breakdowns that often lead to traffic gridlock on the highway.

It is pertinent to observe that despite the efforts of the VIS to ensure strict adherence to laws and rules governing safety on the roads, some motorists with faulty vehicles still sneak into the urban area at night to deliver goods and services. Many of such often break down on the highway, compounding free vehicular flow.

Traffic Violations That Can Lead to the Forfeiture of Your Car

Here is a compilation of infractions that may lead to the prompt confiscation of your vehicle:

  • Violation of routes by commercial vehicles
  • Disobeying traffic control personnel
  • Parking on the yellow line on a public highway or illegal parking
  • Neglect of traffic directions
  • Vehicles crossing the double yellow line/center line
  • Disregarding the offside regulation while remaining inside the yellow junction box.
  • Not giving the right of way to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
  • Failure of a slow-moving vehicle to stay in the right lane
  • Violating traffic regulations by driving in a prohibited direction and disregarding traffic signals.
  • Overloading of a commercial vehicle
  • Park or drive on the walkway or curbs
  • Bullion van moving in a direction prohibited by law
  • Unlicensed motorcyclists will also lose their bikes
  • Motorcycles with engine capacities under 200 cc and bicycles operated by individuals below the legal age will be confiscated.

Finally

Undoubtedly, the significance of the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) in enhancing road safety a numerous. Drivers must collaborate with service operatives to guarantee a safer and more secure driving experience. Though the government does not delight in imposing undue sanctions on motorists, they are, nevertheless, expected to obtain genuine documents to avoid penalties for defiance. All stakeholders must be key to the process.