For today only, the Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) will be making itself available to test the window tint on vehicles and there will be no penalty for those found in breach.
The police will be present at the Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Expo where they’ll erect a both to share information and test the tints from 11 am to 4 pm.
Persons need only drive their vehicles to the entrance of the brick path between the First Caribbean Bank and the park to have their vehicle’s tint checked.
“Police are urging persons to use the opportunity now to ensure their vehicles do not exceeding the tint stipulated in the law because the penalty is high. The fine for each window that exceeds the tint limit is $750,” the RVIPF stated.
“Front windows should have a reading of no less than 35% light penetration while the front windshield should have no tint at all. Back windows should have a reading of no less than 20% light penetration. Store-bought tints combined with factory tints will likely exceed the tint requirements stipulated by law,” the law enforcers further said.
They continued: “Heavily tinted vehicles are generally used by those who want to hide their identity or carry illegal weapons or goods. Citizens who want safer communities should take a strong stance against criminality, by abiding by the law.”
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