VEHICLE CHECKLIST​

Certain gadgets are expected to be carried in every vehicle at all times to meet the requirements of the law. These include:

  1. Warning triangle (c-caution)
  2. Fire extinguisher
  3. Jack
  4. Spare tyre
  5. First Aid kit
  6. Wheel spanner
  7. Water
  8. Hydraulic
  9. Transmission fluid
  10. Torch light
  11. Spare fan belt

A. Warning Triangle: To warn motorists that there is a break down.
B. Fire Extinguisher: There are two types of fire extinguishers: Dry powder-80F Liquid gas, which each vehicle is expected to carry with required number of units and sizes.

VEHICLE NO./REQUIRED SIZE
*Articulated 2 units 9 kg
*Lorries 2 units 6 kg
*Luxury buses 2 units 6 kg
*Medium buses 1 unit 2 kg
*Light goods Vans 1 unit 1 kg
*Taxis 1 unit 1 kg
*Cars 1 unit 1 kg
C. First Aid Kits: The basic knowledge of first aid is among the most useful skills you can have as a driver.
A First Aid kit should contain the following items:

  • Pair of scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Iodine
  • Cotton wool
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Plasters/dressing for wounds
  • Splints
  • Bandage
  • Disposable gloves
  • Razor blades
  • Adhesive tapes
  • Aspirin/ Paracetamol
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Latex gloves / Facial mask

Note that some of these items are consumables therefore, there is need to constantly check and replenish them. Pay attention to items with expiring dates.

D. Spare tyre: A vehicle must always have a spare tyre.

Ensure that the pressure on all tyres including the spare is at maximum stability and road-holding. Under inflated tyres cause tyre burst and over inflated tyre wears rapidly at the centre of thread. This can cause damage to tyre casing

E. Jack: the gadget enables you to change your tyre when you need to.

F. Wheel spanner: this is used along with the jack to unscrew wheel nuts and tighten them as the need arises.