Police start enforcing new fines for licence plates and tints
Police have begun ticketing drivers over licence plate and vehicle tinting offences – instead of cautioning people not in compliance.
The warning came after police said this week they had given the public a grace period to get in line with regulations that started on November 4.
A spokesman said: “This is in line with our no-surprises Bermuda Police Service public strategy.
“These efforts are not meant to be punitive but are intended to help make Bermuda’s roads safer.”
Improper plates and window tinting now carry a $500 fine – up from $25 – after MPs passed amendments to legislation earlier this month.
Police said they had “gone through a phase of exercising discretion” in allowing officers to issue drivers with warnings instead of fines, “due to the new nature of these amendments”.
But with the public notified through media coverage of the changes in law on fixed-penalties for illegal plates and tints, offices have started issuing tickets.
Residents were advised to make sure their vehicles complied with road laws.