Before you are able to obtain a drivers license as a first timer, you will need to undergo a series of tests to ascertain the strength of your vision, knowledge of driving rules/signs and your ability to drive. Here are the tests you would undergo:
- The Vision Test: Your eyes will be tested by means of a mechanical device. The maximum acceptable vision is 20/60 in one eye and a field of vision of at least 140 degrees
- The Road Sign Test: A set of questions on the meaning of standard highway signs will be given. You will be asked to identify certain signs, signals and markers. You must correctly answer 15 out of 20 questions to pass.
- The Road Rules Test: The road rules test consists of a set of questions about driver responsibility, knowledge of laws, and safe driving practices applicable to the class of license for which you are applying. You must correctly answer 15 out of 20 questions to pass.
- The Driving Test: The driving test will require that you do all or part of the following:
i) Parallel Parking ii) Quick Stops iii) Backing iv) Stopping for signs and traffic signals v) Turning Around vi) Use of clutch vii) Approach to corners viii) Yielding to right of way ix) Turning x) Passing xi) Following xii) Posture
At the end of the test, the license examiner will gladly show you your score sheet and will provide you an opportunity to discuss the results if you wish to do so. The applicant must achieve a minimum score of 75 percent to pass.
To obtain a drivers license, you must:
i) Provide proof of identity, residency and citizenship or legal authorization from Nigerian citizenship and immigration services.
ii) Be 16 years old for Class B and 18 years old for Classes A, C and E
iii) Provide all previous drivers license and instructional permits to the Examiner
iv) Undergo a medical evaluation if you have a mental or physical condition that could prevent the safe operation of a motor vehicle.