SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Thursday released the inspection schedule for all vehicles that will be included in Carnival road events.
Annually the foundation, together with the police department, structures a schedule for inspections to ensure that all vehicles are up to code. Band trucks, trailers, float vehicles, promotional vehicles are all inspected before they are allowed to be used in jump-ups and/or parades.
“Safety in Carnival is still are first priority,” SCDF president Alston Lourens said. “SCDF road events travels along very narrow road ways with thousands of people as onlookers. These onlookers are very close to the vehicles that are in the road event. We have to ensure as much as possible that they are up to code and safe,” he added.
All inspection will take place on Saturdays on the Ring Road across of Blue Point from 12:00noon to 5:00pm on the following days:
February 17 and 24
March 10, 17 and 31
April 7, 14 and 21