Turkmenistan’s president Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, has banned all black cars throughout the country from January 2018.
Berdymukhamedov, who is said to prefer white colour believes white colour to be lucky and is said to travel in a white limousine and lives in a white palace.
The policy has increased the price of local auto body shops from about $500 for a full car respray to $1,000 and more, in a country with an average wage of less than $500 per month.
Owners of black cars are expected to sign a document agreeing to respray their car.
The country had earlier banned women from driving in the basis that they cause most of the female drivers re responsible for most of the accidents.