Changing The Colour Of Your Car Without Permission Attracts 6-months Jail Term Or N3k Fine – FRSC
Did you know it is an offence to change the colour of your vehicle without an approval from the authorities?
Yes, you heard that right, and you risk a 6 months jail term or a fine of N3,000 (or both) when you do that without permission.
Where the colour of a vehicle is changed without due approval, the licence of such a vehicle shall become invalid.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Aliyu Giwa has drawn the attention of Nigerians to the rules and regulations applicable to the repainting of cars in Nigeria as contained in Part 2 section 13 of the National Road Traffic Regulation 2012.
While schooling his Twitter followers on the necessary steps to take before changing the colour of their vehicles on Wednesday, Giwa noted that doing so without permission attracts a fine of N3,000 or 6 months jail term (or both).
According to Giwa, Part 2 section 13 of the National Road Traffic Regulation 2012, says :
“Where the colour of a vehicle is to be changed, the owner shall apply for approval from the Authority in Form MVA (Motor Vehicle Administration) 6 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations and unless such an application is approved, the owner of the vehicle shall be restrained from changing the color of the vehicle.”
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“2. A new vehicle licence shall be issued after payment of the fees prescribed to reflect the new colour of the vehicle and the old vehicle licence shall be withdrawn from the owner.”
“3. Any alteration or change in the particulars of the vehicle shall be reflected in the registration book by the appropriate Authority.”
“4. Where the colour of a vehicle is changed without due approval, the licence of such a vehicle shall become invalid & the owner of the vehicle has committed an offence under these Regulations and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of N3,000 or to imprisonment for a term of 6 months or both.”