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Police Cracking Down on Excess Tint

The V.I Police Department will begin stepping up enforcement of the vehicle tint law and other other rules and regulations of the road, and will hold events where car owners can have their vehicles tested to see if they comply, the department announced.

According to the Virgin Islands Code, no operator or owner of any improperly tinted, unregistered or uninsured vehicle is allowed to operate on the public streets of the Virgin Islands. Police officers will be on the road asking vehicle owners and operators to produce proof of registration, insurance and to remove illegal tint from the vehicles, the department said.

V.I. law also states that no colored or tinted material may be used to cover license plates and only clear material may be used.

As the Police Department steps up this enforcement for the general public, private vehicles of all police officers and civilian personnel are in the process of being checked for tint, license and registration compliance as per recent instructions from Police Commissioner designee Rodney F. Querrard Sr.

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"All owners of vehicles in the Virgin Islands are asked to be aware of these laws pertaining to vehicle window tinting, license plate coverings as well as having the proper documentation in the vehicle at all times," according to the statement issued Saturday by Querrard "These regulations are necessary for the safety of everyone who use the roads and highways of the Virgin Islands and it is the responsibility of every driver to adhere to these regulations."

The VIPD will announce “Tint Meter Clinics” on all three islands in the near future. These clinics will provide the public an opportunity to have officers from the Traffic Enforcement Bureau apply a Tint Meter device to a vehicle’s window to determine if the tint is under or over the legal limit.

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