Requirements For Vehicle To Be Roadworthy
For a vehicle to be Roadworthy , there are some important requirements that vehicle needs to posses.
Vehicle Roadworthiness is a ability of a car, bus, truck or any kind of automobile to be in a suitable operating condition or meeting acceptable standards.
for safe driving and transport of people, baggage or cargo in roads or streets, being therefore street-legal.
10 Important Requirements For Vehicle To Be Roadworthy
1, Brakes : foot brakes and parking break are vere essential if you want your vehicle to be deem Roadworthy.
Foot brakes must stop a car within a distance of 8m at a speed of 32km/h while a parking brake should be adequate to stop and hold a car.
2, Light : a car deemed worthy of using the using the road must have a working headlights, taillights , brake lights, Turn signals , Reflectors and a parking lights.
Headlights : one on each side on the front beam .
Tail lights : All vehicles must be equipped with two tail lights.
Brake lights : vehicles must be with two working brake lights ( stop lights ).
Turn signal : Every motor vehicle , trailer , semi trailer and a pole trailer must be equipped with electric turn signals.
Reflector : Two reflectors, one on each side of a car ( May be in combination with taillights) placed at a height of .4m up to 1.5m and visible up to 15m .
Reflections must be visible up to 105m on vehicles.
3, Horn : must have a working Horn , loud enough to heard at a distance of 60m.
4, Muffler : A muffler and exhaust system must be equipped with an exhaust emission system to help reduce air pollution.
5, Plate : Must have one valid plate at the front and one at the rear of passenger and commercial vehicles except motorcycle that are only issued one number plate .
6, Windshield wiper : For safety in bad weather.
7, Rearview Mirror : must be located as to be able to reflect a view of the highway for a distance of at 60m to rear of the vehicle.
8, Body : General body must be in good shape.
9, Tyres : All vehicles are required to be equipped with tyres that are in proper and safe conditions with a minimum tread depth of 2/32nds of an inch.
10, Engine : must be in good condition.
Benefits of Roadworthy vehicle
Meanwhile Having a vehicle certified as Roadworthy comes with some numerous advantage which includes :-
* Minimizes breakdown on our roads thereby giving way to free flow traffic.
* Increases customer / business base ( Commuter services).
* Vehicles safer and more reliable.
* Reduces accidents rate on our roads.
* Enhances reputation and reliability.
* Reduces major expenses caused by vehicle breakdown and collisions.
* Increases driver safety , passenger safety , and working environment.
* Saves fuel and money as mechanical system of the vehicle affect fuel efficiency.
* Minimizes harmful exhaust emissions and protect the environment.
* Increases the resale value of your vehicle.
Having a vehicle that is Roadworthy , should be a major priority to every car owner .
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