POINT BLANCHE, SInt Maarten — On Friday February 3rd 2017 the Police Force sent out a press release stating that they will be enforcing the traffic laws on heavy equipment transporting heavy loads.
As part of these measures the officers of the Police Traffic Department visited the Port Sint Maarten Safety and Security Department to give two hours safety training to the personnel. The training took place on Monday February 6th from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and was focused on safety aspects such as proper functioning of the brakes, the shock observers, the steering, tires horn etc.
Also to check these heavy transport vehicles such as dump trucks, that go in and out of the port facilities for hydraulic fluid leaks and to make sure the vehicle is not overloaded.
The training also included how to control the documentation such as valid insurance, valid inspection and road-tax for the vehicle. For the driver of the vehicle, the correct category license that is required. This training was a success and follow-up training sessions are planned for the near future on how to control trailer trucks.