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See the FRSC approved list of Requirements in a vehicle

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Research has the record that many vehicles plying the roads dont have the complete safety requirements in a vehicle. Many drivers are aware of these requirements but take it as less or not very important and some dont know all the requirements. But for the benefit of those that dont know, and to serve as a reminder for drivers that knows, every vehicle plying the Nigerian roads according to FRSC(Nigerian Highway Code) must have the following items inside it

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning triangle (C- caution)
  • Jack
  • Spare tyre
  • First aid bag
  • Wheel spanner
  • Water
  • Hydraulic
  • Transmission fluid
  • Torch light
  • Tow rope
  • Spare fan belt
  • Wedges and others

Warning Triangle (C- caution)

C caution sign mounted close to a Faulty car

The warning triangle is a triangular reflector with a sitting base used by a motorist to warn others in case of a vehicle breakdown. Every vehicle is expected to have at least two Triangles in the vehicle to be displayed this way below

On a highway or single carriageway, one is to be placed at 45m from the brake down vehicle and the other 45m after

While on an expressway, the first caution sign should be placed at 100m from the breakdown vehicle and another one at 50m from the vehicle

Note that upon vehicle breakdown, you are to activate the hazard lights before putting the triangles in place to ensure visibility

Fire extinguisher

The fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to put off small fire often in emergency situations. The dry chemical powder fire extinguisher is the one recommended for motor vehicle fire

Using fire extinguisher to stop a car fire

Vehicle types and sizes specification of fire extinguisher

  1. Articulated vehicle
  • No of units required: 2
  • Size: 9kg

2. Lorries

  • No of units required: 2 units
  • Size: 6kg

3. Luxury buses

  • No of units required: 2 units
  • Size: 6kg

4. Medium buses

  • No of units required: 1 unit
  • Size: 2kg

5. Light goods Vans

  • No of units required: 1 unit
  • Size: 1kg

6. Taxis

  • No of units required: 1 unit
  • Size: 1 kg

7. Cars

  • No of units required: 1 unit
  • Size: 1kg

First Aid Bag

First Aid Box, first aid bag or first aid kit houses items required for emergency treatment of an injured person before comprehensive medical care is available. Every vehicle is expected to have a first aid box. The following are expected in the first aid box


Every vehicle is expected to have the accurate Jack. A Jack is a portable device for raising a motor vehicle by means of force applied with a lever,screw or hydraulic press.

Spare tyre

It is an additional tyre carried in a motor vehicle as a replacement for one that goes flat, blow out or other emergencies. A vehicle must always have a spare tyre

Wheel spanner

Wheel spanner is a tool used for loosening or tightening wheel nut. A vehicle is expected to have at least one wheel spanner

Wedge ( wheel chock)

Wheel check is a device put under a vehicle's wheel to wedge and prevent accidental movement and increases Safety while changing the wheel or tyre. It is expected that a vehicle must carry at least two wheel checks.

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