The Police Traffic Department is concerned about vehicle window and windscreen tints that do not conform to the traffic regulations.
Assistant Superintendent Bernard Gaston told the Times that acceptable tints for motor omnibuses are grade 20 percent black and grade 50 percent non-reflective grey.
“Anything beyond that would be a concern for us,” Gaston explained.
He said to determine whether a tint meets the regulations, it would have to be measured.
Gaston explained that section 23 of the driving code indicates that no motor vehicle or trailer shall have tint on the front windscreen unless the tint is less than eight inches in height.
“That is the other provision that relates to tints,” he told the Times.
Gaston disclosed that the penalty for a violation of the regulations relating to tints that are of an unacceptable grade is a fine of $250.
“Any contravention of the driving code would be a penalty of $250 and you can be ticketed for that,” the Traffic Official said.
He disclosed that police officers continue to see tints that do not meet the regulations.
“We are dealing with these matters as we continue to do our traffic checks on the roads around Saint Lucia,” Gaston stated.
He told the Times that heavy tints on vehicles impede the ability of law enforcers to see what is going on inside.