The Ayobo testing centre of the Lagos Computerised Vehicle Inspection Service (LACVIS) has recorded the inspection of a vehicle with the highest number of defects since LACVIS began operations over a year ago.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the spokesperson of LACVIS, Abike Akintuyi and made available to the media.
The vehicle, a product of the enforcement of the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), failed 60 out of the over 200 possible defects the LACVIS centres all across the state are capable of discovering during the routine inspection.
According to the Managing Director of LACVIS, Segun Obayendo, the inspection result represents a summary of the reasons behind the set-up of the computerised vehicle inspection centres across Lagos State; to restore sanity and drastically reduce carnages on Lagos roads.
He said, “When the Lagos State Government set up the computerised inspection centres, it was with the focus to improve road safety by making mechanical failure less likely and ensure the roads are free of vehicles that are prone to breakdown occasioned by bad vehicle maintenance and absolute nonchalance of the safety of other road users.
“This particular vehicle that had over 61 defects was brought to our Ayobo centre as a result of the enforcement carried out by the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO). It is registered as a commercial vehicle used to transport goods, specifically sachet water.
“Apparently, the vehicle owner and the driver admitted to their negligence in ensuring the road worthiness state of the vehicle even as the driver was fully cooperative with all the processes involved in inspecting the vehicle.
“It was evident that for the visual inspection only, the vehicle will have failed with about 20 defects, however, with the help of the combined computerised equipment at the centre, the vehicle was discovered to have 61 defects. These defects comprised of both major and minor defects, which can cause more deaths and serious injuries to both the driver and other road users.
“Some of the defects which affect the vehicle’s safety discovered include: anti-slip provision of brake pedals missing, both wipers not working, smoky exhaust, headlamps at high and low beam not working, Brake lights not working, parking lights not working, rear right shock absorber damaged, missing bolts, excessive wear at joints, misalignment of components of the steering linkage, excessive oil leakage, no spare wheel, wheel nuts missing, horn not working etc.”.