- By Chichi Arinze
Chichi Arinze popular known as “Auto-Girl” has enlisted the important documents the Nigerian Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) always look out for.
Chichi, in twitter post, shared the important documents which according to her, includes the “fire extinguisher, good spare Tyre and Car Jack”.
“A lot of people don’t know the exact documents they need to have in their vehicles so I’ll be sharing 6 IMPORTANT CAR DOCUMENTS that FRSC looks out for”, Chichi wrote.
1). Drivers License
The first and the most obvious one is your drivers license . This is the first thing they ask for once they stop any driver on the road. Do you have a driver license? Is it expired? Make sure your driver license is up to date.
2). Valid Proof Of Ownership
You need a valid proof of ownership, it is given among your car registration papers given to you at the Vehicle Inspection Office. Make sure you have this document after purchasing your car. If you bought the car Nigerian used, you need a photocopy of change of ownership form.
3). Car Insurance Certificate
You need your insurance certificate. This is just N5,000 and can be gotten be the licensing office or you can go direct to NICON insurance to get yours done. I heard it’s N10,000 fine, if they catch you without this document.
P.S: I advise you get comprehensive insurance for your cars.
4). Certificate of Road Worthiness
You also need a “Certificate of Road Worthiness” to avoid being hassled by VIO and other traffic officials.
It’s the document that says your car is fit to be on the road for a certain period of time. Its renewable annually so make sure yours isn’t expired. It looks just like this.
5). Vehicle License Registration
You need the Vehicle license or registration. This is to prove that the vehicle is registered under the Nigerian law.
This needs to be renewed annually so make sure yours hasn’t expired yet before they use as fresh fish.
6). Hackney Permit
The last but not least is the hackney permit (this applies to only commercial vehicles), it should be given to you at the point of registering your vehicle.
Other optional but important documents include learners permit and tint permit.
In conclusion, not only do you need these documents, you also need to have fire extinguisher, a good spare tyre and car Jack in your car also. They check for them too.