SPTD initiates tint removal from vehicle windows
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and the San Pedro Traffic Department (SPTD) conducted the removal of tints from taxi vehicle windows on Tuesday, May 26th at the Honorable Louis Sylvester Sports Arena. The activity started at 8AM and ended around 5PM. The measure came into effect after recent incidents in which taxi drivers’ safety has been jeopardized.
According to Freddy Gonzalez, foreman at SPTC, this initiative is also aimed at getting anyone on the island that has a vehicle with tinted windows to remove it. “We are doing this for the safety of not only the taxi drivers, but everyone on the island. We encouraged everyone who has their vehicle windows tinted to cooperate and have the tints removed,” said Gonzalez. While the turnout was satisfactory, among a few private citizens, the majority that showed up were taxi drivers. “If the vehicle has original tints and we can see who is inside the vehicle then it is fine. But if we cannot see anything through the tints, then it must be removed,” explained Gonzalez. Both the driver and the vehicle were recorded after the tint was removed.
The general public is reminded that from here after, in accordance with section 5 Subsection (2) of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic (Tinted Windows) Regulations 2011, which in accordance with Section 5 (3): A person who fails to comply with subsection (2) which requires the removal of dark tints from vehicle windows, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500.
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