1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
Traffic laws and regulations in Nigeria were inherited from colonial administration. The first Edith is the 1920 Road Traffic Ordinance of Lagos Colony and Southern Protectorate of Nigeria which was applied to the operations of all motor vehicles until the country was demarcated into regions Northern, Western and Eastern. Thereafter, each region was empowered to promulgate its traffic regulations.
Before 1939, vehicle inspection was carried out by the Directorate of works, while Motor Licensing was supervised by the Motor Licensing office under finance. As a result of critical issue with the colonial regiment of England during the world war, the Inspector General of Police was mandated to undertake the responsibility of vehicle inspection as well as motor licensing until the 1958 constitution of Nigeria which conferred powers on regional state government to create their own traffic laws.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The basic problems facing motor vehicle licensing are: lack of proper security in the system that creates avenue for fraud and manipulation of stored data in the system, lack of proper, accurate and concise information about the vehicle owner, poor performance of the system during information retrieval due to inefficient storage of data, lack of proper and accurate record keeping of stored information and finally lack of review process: this is a situation where there is no avenue created for review. This hinders adequate maintenance of the system.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The aims of this study are:
To enhance the database for proper information and record keeping.
To provide a reliable security access in order to avoid tempering with stored data.
To provide a means of accessibility in case of accident and emergency.
To enhance speedy recovery of stolen vehicles
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this study is to serve better than the existing system, enhance database and improve effectiveness, efficiency and security of the system. Also to give appropriate attention and quick access to prospective application. It is also intended that the study will assist in the development of a new and hopefully better computer aided system.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The research work is restricted to motor vehicle licensing procedure that can take place in the motor licensing office. This procedure involves an individual registering to obtain vehicle license if the client meets up with the procedure.
1.6 PROJECT REPORT ORGANIZATION
This research work has five distinct chapters. Chapter one contains introduction, background of the study, statement of problem, objectives of the study, significance of the study and the scope of the study. Chapter two is the review of related literature, while chapter three is the system analysis and design. Chapter four presents the system implementation with choice of programming language and the system requirements. Chapter five contains summary, recommendations and conclusion. There is also bibliography and appendix.