ABUJA – Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has called on motorists in the country to ensure that their vehicles were always roadworthy.
Oyeyemi made the call after inspecting the VIO Computerised Vehicle Roadworthiness Inspection Centre, at Kubwa, Abuja.
“It is the duty of motorists to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy before putting them on the road.
“Roadworthiness is compulsory for both private and commercial vehicles. It should be checked every six months for commercial vehicles and one year for private vehicles.
“It is part of our vision to have a good road safety administration in the country.
“Vehicle inspection is part of the statutory responsibility of the states under the road tax law,” Oyeyemi said.
He commended the FCT Administration for equipping and putting the facility in place, and urged transport administrators in the 36 states to emulate the innovation.
Mr Abdullahi Garba, Director, Directorate of Road Transport Services, Vehicle Inspection Office, (VIO), Abuja, said the centre was well equipped with modern facilities for optimum performance.
“This facility has the capacity to inspect roadworthiness of 250 vehicles in a day.
“We are calling on motorists in the FCT to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy as we will start enforcing compliance from January 5, 2015.
“This is in the interest of the motorists and the occupants as the facility will save more lives and reduce road crashes,” Garba said.
Mrs Susan Ajenge, FCT Sector Commander, FRSC, said the establishment of the centre would make it easier and faster to ascertain roadworthiness of vehicles in the territory.
She urged motorists to ensure that their vehicles were roadworthy at all times for their own safety and that of other road users.
It would be recalled that the centre was opened on the September 1.

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