By Dipo Olowookere
In order to enable motorists revalidate their vehicle particulars and other services, the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Services (VIS) has extended its various operations to Saturdays.
This information was disclosed on Thursday by the Director of VIS in Lagos State, Mr Gbolahan Toriola.
According to him, vehicle owners are mostly busy during the weekdays, hence their inability to obtain the necessary vehicle particulars as at when due.
He explained further that despite the accessibility of 24 VIS Area Commands and Zonal Offices spread across the state, motorists still find it difficult to spare the time to obtain the necessary documents required for their vehicles.
Mr Toriola observed with dismay that motorists who come forward for renewal were found to be carrying fake vehicle particulars in form of motor roadworthiness certificates and insurance papers.
Speaking further, the VIS Director advised that there is a need for proper maintenance of vehicles and regular checks which have been made easy with the establishment of the Lagos State Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centres (LACVIS).
According to him, 10 of such Inspection Centres are available in all the divisions of the state to facilitate modern technology checks on vehicles.
While stressing that LACVIS operates the mobile facility for groups and corporate organisations with large fleets of articulated vehicles, Mr Toriola disclosed that the agency has acquired the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system for checking vehicle particulars and traffic violators in replacement of physical enforcement.
He revealed that since the commencement of ANPR, violators have been tracked through the use of ANPR and urged vehicle owners in the state to take advantage of the weekend services extended to the 24 VIS Zonal Offices to perfect their vehicle particulars and conduct necessary checks to avoid the embarrassment that may arise from non-compliance.
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