The young and free love to live life on the fast and flash lane. When it comes to our wheels, we often go all out to make sure they are pimped out to suit the hip reflection of ourselves.
Sometimes, it’s the body works and the paintworks, sometimes it’s the rim and sometimes too it’s the light.
We often install additional lights to give the cars the beast vibes we want, however, now we are being educated that it is illegal.
The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) is taking steps to arrest drivers of cars that have gone above the legal limit of lights you can have on your car.
“The Authority in collaboration with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service and representatives of operators, shall effective Monday, September 30th, 2021, commence a coordinated enforcement action across the country to remove these illegal lamps and initiate prosecution of offending drivers. Drivers and Vehicle owners are advised to voluntarily comply with the law to avoid any inconveniences,” a statement issued by the NRSA said.
Regulation 65 of L.1.2180 requires that;
1. Vehicles or trailers shall be equipped with electric lighted lamps or another kind as approved by the Licensing Authority;
2. A vehicle shall have two lamps in front, with one on each side of the motor vehicle and placed in a manner that exhibits a white or yellow visible light within a prescribed distance and to indicate the width of the vehicle;
3. Vehicles may be fitted with additional one or two auxiliary spots or flood lamps;
4. A driving lamp is not placed in a manner that allows the lamp to project above the bottom of the frame of the windscreen; and 5. Though a maximum of four driving and spot or flood lamps are allowed, the electrical switching should be arranged to allow the use of only two of those lamps at a time.
Please, if you have pimped out your car, in terms of the lights (lamps) on the car, please you have from now till September 30 to remove them and meet the legal requirements.
No need to have legal issues because of the number of lights on your car.
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