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Scooters confiscated #254166
04/26/2021 10:26 PM
04/26/2021 10:26 PM
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From sxm boardwalk news
"Police confiscate scooters from reckless drivers

PHILIPSBURG - The St Maarten Police Force (KPSM) has assembled a special team to crackdown on scooter and motorcycle riders who endanger public safety with reckless driving. Over the weekend the team made two arrests, eight fines were issued and fifteen scooters were impounded.

In an earlier press release, the KPSM issued a warning to the scooter riders about reckless behavior in traffic and that stringent measures will be taken against motorcyclists doing wheelies, driving on the wrong side of the road, weaving around cars, while doing stunts and ignoring red lights.

"Drivers and motorcycle riders have become more brazen and callous with their behavior while driving," notes the police. KPSM condemns this dangerous and illegal driving by users of public roads and has now initiated measures to curb this behavior.

Over the weekend the new police team stopped several of these dangerous riders. St. Maarten Police will continue their efforts to keep the roadways safe."

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Re: Scooters confiscated [Re: SXMScubaman] #254171
04/26/2021 11:35 PM
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Finally, some action. It's a good start. Let's hope the crackdown continues and the word starts getting out to the reckless ones.

Re: Scooters confiscated [Re: SXMScubaman] #254189
04/27/2021 08:42 AM
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Yes, sounds like a good start. Although if they stopped 'several' reckless drivers over the weekend, not sure why only two were arrested. This crap they have been doing in Maho needs to stop or someone will get very seriously injured.


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Re: Scooters confiscated [Re: Carol_Hill] #254196
04/27/2021 09:26 AM
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I suspect that it has to do with the seriousness of the particular offence. Just like here, serious offences will warrant an arrest, less serious offences will only result in a ticket (or citation, for my American friends). I'm presuming Dutch law is not too much different.

Re: Scooters confiscated [Re: SXMScubaman] #254216
04/27/2021 11:32 AM
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They will be difficult for the police to catch, i would think..


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Re: Scooters confiscated [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #254225
04/27/2021 12:15 PM
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They can just sit in Maho on a Sunday afternoon. Will see plenty of suspects. Saw for myself 9 days ago.

Re: Scooters confiscated [Re: CaribLee] #254230
04/27/2021 12:36 PM
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That's what I was thinking, just sit in Maho. If nothing else, it will chase them off to someplace less crowded and dangerous for their stupid people tricks.


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