Friday, 23 June 2017

Yeoal Writes: FRSC tips to follow to avoid their wahala πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

I’m not going to lie to you guys, I am scared of Road Safety officials……..more than Police men seff!! Why should I be scared of the Police? After all I am a law abiding citizen right? *shrugs shoulders* πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
Anyhoo, when I sight Road Safety officials, I always, always panic. They always seem to book you over one offence or the other. It has nothing to do with me wearing my seat belt, I always wear mine. It is a habit for me. Even if I am driving to the next street, I just have to wear mine.

 I have my jack, my T sign and fire extinguisher, but I always feel all these aren’t enough. They will still find a way to book you. Well, this isn’t exactly true, if you ensure all these are in order. Some I added to ensure your car is in top form………

First of all always perform the ‘WOFT’: (For petrol engines)
W = Water: Check water level in the radiator
0 = Oil: Check the level of engine oil in the sump using dipstick
F = Fan belt: Check fan belt for tension and cuts
T = Tyre: Check for cuts, punctures, depth of threading, pressure, alignment symptoms and wheel nuts
Then you should have the following……
Fire Extinguisher Ensure that you have the correct type and size of fire extinguisher for your vehicle.
Reflective Triangle: Ensure that a pair of reflective triangle is in the vehicle

(More tips after the jump)

Spare Tyre:
• Check spare tyre for cut, puncture, thread and pressure
• Ensure that jack, jack handle and wheel spanner are in the vehicle
8.53 National Road Traffic Regulation, 2004

• Ensure that your horns are in good working condition
• Do not fit wrong horn on your vehicle
8.57 National Road Traffic Regulation, 2004
Steering Mechanism:
• Check for clearance or 'free play'
• Check level of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) for power steering only
8.60 National Road Traffic Regulation, 2004

• Ensure that the windscreen wipers are functional
• Check the blades for effectiveness
8.63 National Road Traffic Regulation, 2004

Lighting System:
• Check headlamps, side lamps, signal indicators and reverse lights.
Brakes and Clutches:
• Check the hydraulic level
• Check effectiveness of the brakes; start the vehicle, drive off a little and step on the brake pedal to test the effectiveness
• Check the tightness and effectiveness of the brakes and clutches
• Change all the gears, one at a time, while pressing the clutch pedal
8.54 National Road Traffic Regulation, 2004

Under Inflation
.Contrary to what some drivers believe, underinflated tyres are bound to cause road crashes by the sudden blow-out, peeling or tearing at the sides.
Do not under inflate your tyres hoping that they will inflate themselves as you drive along.

There you have it. You may roll your eyes just like I did when I saw these tips, but, these or being booked……I’ll take these any day. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ


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