The MVI who inspected my vehicle said that such stickers of Team-BHP are considered as advertisements and I need to pay advertisement fee if it is to be stuck on the vehicle.
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I took my Alto today for renewal of registration at Ernakulam RTO on completion of 15 years. I had Team-BHP stickers on the windshield and on the front bonnet and rear. Windshield and Bonnet stickers were teambhp.com (the old one which I purchased some 5 to 6 years back). The rear one was Live to Drive with teambhp.com written vertically on the left side.
The MVI who inspected my vehicle said that such stickers of Team-BHP are considered as advertisements and I need to pay advertisement fee if it is to be stuck on the vehicle. Or, it should be removed or else fitness will not be given.
Come on, now when private stickers depicting name of children and God are allowed, why not Team-BHP? I told him that Team-BHP is a forum of car enthusiasts and is just like any other club like Bullet clubs and I had actually purchased the sticker on payment and it is not an advertisement. But, he did not budge. Anyhow, I decided to remove those old stickers and purchase a new set. So, removed those stickers for getting the fitness certificate renewed. What is the actual legal angle in this case?
Here’s what Bibendum90949 had to say on the matter:
In this interview with Joint Transport Commissioner of Kerala MVD, he states that stickers and even wraps are allowed and doesn’t even need their approval. Watch at 5:08 regarding stickers. But whether it holds good during a fitness renewal, I’m not sure. The advertisement part which your MVI stated seems to be true but whether that applies for the sticker of a car club/forum needs to be verified.
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