School bus controls until August 10

POSTED: 08/2/16 9:50 AM

St.maarten – The annual control of school buses is currently underway. The controls began on July 20 and continue up to August 10.

Inspections are being conducted on an appointment basis only. The inspections are taking place on the ring road directly across from the Yellow Building on the W.J.A. Nisbeth Road (Pondfill).

The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, economic affairs, transport and telecommunication asks all school bus operators to bring along valid proof of motor vehicle inspection and insurance.

They must also present a list of all drivers of school buses they operate including a color copy of a valid driver’s license. School buses must be in good mechanical condition, all safety and emergency mechanisms, systems, features or other aids must be fully operational. The interior of the bus must be in a sanitary condition, there should be no ripped or torn seats, windows on the school bus must be manufactured of safety glass and must not be tinted, neither should there be any cracked, broken or otherwise damaged safety glass anywhere on the bus.

For questions or concerns contact the Inspectorate at 542 45 11/09, visit the office at Tamarindesteeg 16 (Yellow Building) between 8.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email to idez.inquiries

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