PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Police officers wrote out 23 tickets to drivers for various traffic violations on Sunday, 3October 2021 in Simpson Bay. The controlwas part of the measures aimed at reducing crime and preventing traffic laws violations. The controls focused on driving without seatbelts, tinted windows, vehicles not fit for the road (lacking all technical driving requirements), and non-payment of road tax.
The controls also doubled as training for rookie police officers with the goal of helping them
better their skills while improving service to the community. The controls were under the
supervision of the police training instructors and senior police officers.