St. Maarten News – Be dressed properly at all times, don’t treat passengers rudely, don’t drink or have alcohol in your possession and don’t have a cigarette, cigar or pipe in your mouth while driving. Those are just four of the rules that apply to the drivers of taxis, buses and tour buses. The rules are based on a national decree that went into effect in 2013.
The decree furthermore forbids drivers to use “annoying means” to attract the attention of potential passengers. Drivers are not allowed to transport more passengers than their permit allows, and they are (obviously) forbidden to be drunk on the job.
Source: Today SXM No smoking and drinking for bus and taxi drivers