The Oyo State Government has unveiled a newly computerised vehicle inspection system in its efforts at puting a check on the number of accidents on the roads.
The inspection mechanism is located at the Idi-Ape station of the state’s Vehicle Inspection Unit in Ibadan, the state capital.
The State Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Professor Dahud Sangodoyin, who made the disclosure on Tuesday, described the system as an innovation that is different from the old means of vehicle inspection, saying the new system is the right step in the right direction, as everything in the world is currently digitised.
Sangodoyin said the new method would entail a full inspection of all mechanical, electrical and structural faults by the system, and every fault in the vehicle would be identified for immediate repair.
The Commissioner noted that the system would enable car owners to know the status of their vehicles before plying the road and enjoined motorists, whether public or private, to make use of the affordable opportunity.
He stated: “this system is a new way of forestalling road carnage which is mostly caused by poor monitoring of vehicle’s mechanical, electrical or structural make up of the vehicle. The system is open to all, whether public or private. It is affordable and the target is not for profit but to find another way to preserve the lives of the people of the state.”
The Director of Vehicle Inspection Services, Engr James Ajayi, on his part, described the process, which he said was to ensure that all vehicles plying the roads are roadworthy, as a laudable one by the state government.
Ajayi noted that the process is seamless, as the vehicle owner could engage the service any time they visit so the status and roadworthiness of the vehicle could be ascertained before the issuance of a roadworthiness certificate.
He reiterated: “The system is affordable as it has been subsidised. The Idi-ape Station is the first station that is ready and has been fully functional since the beginning of February this year, while the Eleyele Station is at a 75 percent completion stage. Two more stations are hoped to be opened in the year as more people embrace this new development.”
Thorough vehicle inspection
Similarly, the manager of the facility for the computerized vehicle inspection, Mr Bolaji Makinde, revealed that the inspection is categorised into five stages which include the visual stage, emission, light, alignment system, and the underneath inspection.
Makinde explained that the vehicle would have to pass through the five stages before it could be certified roadworthy and if any fault is detected, the vehicle owner would be given a time frame of 30days to go and fix the faults and come back for further reassessment.
A motorist at the station, Prince Muyiwa Adewusi, whose vehicle was being inspected at the time of the visit to the station could not hide his excitement as he said he was used to the analog way of vehicle inspection and had expected the same to be done upon his visit to the station, but was shocked to meet a new system on the ground.
He, therefore, described the innovation as a welcome development and advised other motorists to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the state government.
Oyo unveils computerised vehicle inspection system to check road accidents