SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – During the period of March 13, 2019 and April 12, 2019 the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) Bike Patrol Team conducted a series of traffic controls throughout the Philipsburg area. The locations included the Front Street; Backstreet; CA Cannegieter street and Walter A. Nisbeth Road, police announced on Tuesday.
During these controls a total of 1421 vehicles were stopped. The drivers of 200 vehicles had to remove their tint on the spot, 50 people had to pay a fine for the tint after it was measured using the Tint Machine that was not in compliance with the law.
Vehicles are suppose to have 70% transparency for the windshield and front side windows and 40% transparency to the rear or side windows behind the driver.
The Bike Patrol reported that six vehicles were towed for not having paid their 2019 roadtax and eight people were transferred to the Sint Maarten Police Station for failing to pay outstanding fines.
One driver had an outstanding fine of ANG 1550; a total of ANG 3250 worth of fines were given out during the control period. (Sint Maarten Police Force)