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Tinted Glass: Is Police Permit Legally Required In Nigeria?

I am rather unclear about the legal requirements for the use of tinted glass in a car.

Can anyone enlighten me?

If a permit is required, how do I obtain it legally (not thru touts) and at what cost.

Do I need the permit if the tint came with the car originally?

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The Federal Government in withdrawing the privilege on Thursday also gave the affected persons a deadline of February 28 to remove the tints from their vehicles or face the embarrassment of having them removed by policemen now empowered to do so.

Minister of Police Affairs, Humphrey Abbah, who announced this at an emergency news briefing in Abuja, said current security situation in the country warranted the banning of tinted glass in vehicles.

The only exemptions to the rule, Abbah said, are the President, Vice President, Governors, Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Deputy Speaker and Leader of the House.

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Vehicles bought with tinted glass, the minister, said are also exempted from the rule because the tints made on the glass are made by the manufacturers in such a way that the occupants of the vehicle can be seen from outside unlike the artificially tinted ones, that makes the vehicle dark as charcoal.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201102250241.html

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babs its normal,every car that was correctly registered should have it,be careful tho i see a lot of fake MOT/road worthiness certificate,the original has a seal.

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Got stopped by V.I.O today and after checking all my papers.the officer asked for my MOT/road worthiness certificate.Just wondering if anyone has had such problem.

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The question is how do you know you have a fake or orginial tinted permit, it is not like one have seen the IG's signature before

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The issue is that our law enforcement agencies are out to extort innocent Nigerians. My advice is that you get all your papers complete and valid. No law enforcement agent will harass you. If it comes to the worst, tell whoever that harasses to take you to his office. I am sure you meet a learned senior officer. You will only be delayed, but you will win at the end of the day.

Besides, most of them do not know what to check; so what I do for them is to give those documents like a course handout. They read until they can read no more. So get your documents complete, original and valid.

Take care.

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I guarantee you that I can get you the Permit within one week from Abuja for a token sum of 20k. If you are intersted get in touch with me on styusuph@yahoo.com.

Thanks.

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Ladoma, you seem to have missed the ladies' point in telling her ordeal at the hands of corrupt policemen. Tinted windows do not prevent police from apprehending criminals. The police still have the right to stop and search motorists for legitimate reasons whether windows are tinted or not.

The sole purpose of this law is to enable the police extort to money from motorists and has nothing to with security.

Do you think that your busy IG of police actually sits in his office to sign tinted window permits? They are mechanically signed and issued by a secretary in his office at Abuja. How does the IG measure the thickness of my tinted car from his office in Abuja while my car is in Lagos?

The IG should mandate all state vehicle registration offices to inspect and collect tint fees where necessary at the point of initial registration. These funds should be kept by the states where cars are registered to be applied to areas such as road maintainance.

We should stop making excuses for a corrupt and ineffective police force.

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yes all. got mine for 17k through a police friend. if you need it in less than a week he can help. his name is pogul clarke 08083002080

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The point is that Nigerian is still hanging to a police state used by colonial rulers. Tints/privacy glass is standard on all trucks and vans to reduce UV damage, and visibility from factory tint is within legal limits of countries these vehicles are made in.If they are going to give permits, it should be done at registration.See the vehicle and owner its good to go.Having a high school educated policeman threaten the best of the society with guns using tints as an excuse is no way to grow.

There is no difference from banning V8 vehicles because the 1.7l I4 the police use can't catch up so those using V8s are probably criminal elements.

Can Nigerian law enforcements trust Nigerians who can't trust politicians, but failure always starts from the top.

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I feel sorry for that lady.

Jeeze! Another reason why I could not live in Nigeria.

Deal with such situations on a daily basis!

Hell no!

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Earthrealm,

I printed this a couple of years back from their site. will scan and upload for you later today.

I show only my Driver's licenece,Insurance, Vehicle license and proof of ownership (though ploce publication said it's not required) and of cousre the tinted permit. On two or three occasions when I was asked for some other papers, I presented their Publication to them.

@waoosa,

please kindly help me paste their Publication in this mail address (rashwash@yahoo.com)

thanks a billion!

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For those in Naija this Xmas with their SUV or Minivan let us see if you have any story that beats this

http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2008/dec/150.html

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A policeman is not a friend anybody needs, we just want them for when we run into their ambush.

You paid 20-35k for a reliable police friend to get a free permit.

The white man wrote all the laws they are using in Nigeria to rule like masters before they left, our people twisted them to rule like gods.

Tints and privacy glass is more common in SUVs and Minivans that were not available(to everyone) in colonial era; it is now used to reduce heat buildup in cars from the sun. Manufacturers will not make rear privacy windows standard if it is not safe, most American cars now come with a level of tint on all window to reduce UV rays.We need to amend some of those colonial laws to meet the needs on the present and future generation.

I think there is/was a law that prevents people from building basement in their house for unknown reason, but now those laws should be reviewed. Why should Okada be banned at night in the east because police can't handle crime rate at night.

What is the logic behind the permit when 100% of SUVs & Minivans imported into Nigeria will require a permit going by the understanding of the policeman in the street?

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@ woooasa still waiting oh!!

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For all those saying u dont need a permit for your tinted glass, it is a lie.You need one. It is actually supposed to be free, but you have to pay btw 2ok and 35k to get it. It is ususally issued from the office of the DIG operations in Abuja. I got one for my car in February, i use an SUV that has factory tinted glass. I happen to have a very reliable police friend who is like a brother that helped me to get it. It was despatched through Ifesinachi from Abuja.

And no police man , Lagos and beyond has ever queried it's authenticity.

Dont let anybody deceive you that you dont need.

The policemen will always embarass you about it.

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ok thanks,

am awaiting ur prompt response

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Earthrealm,

I printed this a couple of years back from their site. will scan and upload for you later today.

I show only my Driver's licenece,Insurance, Vehicle license and proof of ownership (though ploce publication said it's not required) and of cousre the tinted permit. On two or three occasions when I was asked for some other papers, I presented their Publication to them.

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A mail has just been sent to your box.

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Waoooooosssssaaaaaaaaaa, still waiting for your email,

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ok thanks 4 the info.

but one more thing,

could someone list the items that the nigerian police r authorised to ask 4 , ie car documents on the way, i learnt its just 4 items, n that they r listed on the nigerian police force website, hv checked, n was unable to see where they r listed

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Waoosa thanks.

My email is ade.solarin@gmail.com

Will be expecting your email soonest.

Thanks

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send ur email address and I will send you his mobile number.

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Waoosa,

Still expecting your reply o!

kindly hook me up with your policeman,

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God pass them. Thanks man. Na prayer time wey dey all times o.

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Adesolar,

Better you get the permit to avoid delay and unneccessary embarrassment. Though permit for tinted is supposed to be free but you can trust our police.

Mine is factory tinted too. Since I knew it is supposed to be freee after applying i thought coughing out 35K/40k (as I ma warri based) is too much. I approached a police guy at Ibadan when I visited my folks and I did it for N10K.

I have driven several times (since april when I did it) from Ibadan-warri and to lagos. Police have checked my permit and no wahala.

I believe doing any police stuff is cheaper in civil service state. I apologise to all Ibadan people. You guys are the pacesetters.

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EI: Thanks! It is a nice ride, inspired_m had to appease me and he did it in a nice way.

Winnteam: abeg u fit introduce this guy who'll do it free to me?

Thanks guys!

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This service is actually free of charge.

A senior police officer told me so. All you need do is apply to the IGP.

But tust our people, they will sell anything.

I have never had issues with my Toyota sienna anyway and i have no tint permit.

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@ fotodaddy, i use pathfinder jeeps with tinted glasses though lightly tinted, a couple of times when d police stops me i njust explain to them that i dont need a permit for it.

I think most times it depends on your approach and personality. do not be intimidated by the police.

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You need a permit for all tinted cars, factory made, light, dark, my colleague drives a Sienna and you know the glasses are tinted right from the factory, he had to get a permit,

Just right after one week, he got it, just go through a police officer

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ade.solar

seems you're worried cos of your factory laminated windows on the 07 Accord

Yours is the Presidential Option so no Police dares stop you

Naija Police dey fear that type of your car, Its exclusively for the Presidency

However I have a guy that does it for 20k in 3 days, I can provide the after sales service for you.

Check out the car

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-145678.0.html

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When police stop you, you go prove am.

For the permit, go to Lion Building on the island and just talk to the people there. Its done there. I have already done 2 this year for my Pathfinders.

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u dont need a permit 4 factory tinted

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So Fotodaddy,

How do i go about getting the permit in 1 week?

Can you help?

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You have to write a letter to the office of the Inspector General and pay 25 thousand naira for the permit. It will take 6 months or more for the permit to be issued. Hope i'm correct.

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i think a light tint is ok, i dont think that requires a permit.

only security conscious executives will go for dark tints

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cost is correct but I got mine in 1 week flat.

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