1. COMMERCIAL VEHICLE LICENCE
The commercial vehicle licence is issued to commercial vehicles to freely go about and do their businesses within the country. Like the hackney permit ,no inspection is required before issuance of this document.
2. HACKNEY PERMIT
The hackney permit is another document that is required to drive freely on Nigerian roads and particularly on Lagos roads without any form of harassment. The hackney permit is simply a licence for vehicles below a certain weight category to carry goods within a state . This documents should be issued to you at the point of registering your vehicle and does not require any form of inspection whatsoever.
3. LAGOS STATE DRIVERS’ INSTITUTE (LASDRI) CARD
For residents of Lagos, aside obtaining the drivers licence, there is also a need to be certified by LASDRI for commercial vehicle drivers, pick-up owners and company vehicles’ drivers. This only applies to Lagos and not the entire country. So, if you are new to Lagos and wish to take up a job as a commercial vehicle driver, company vehicle driver or you own a pick-up, please do visit the Lagos State Drivers Institute to obtain your LASDRI card and save yourself any form of embarrassment and extortion on the road.
Having these documents in your car is very ideal in ensuring that you don’t fall victim of any sort of extortion on the road . At the same time, being able to renew these documents whenever they expire remain key to being free from all forms of harassment on our roads. To our new drivers, please ensure that your documents are in place before hitting the road.
Writer: John Adiele
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