The Collectivité of Saint-Martin, in partnership with the State services, the Prefecture of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin, the DEAL Guadeloupe, has made every effort in recent months for a technical control center for cars and heavyweight is again operational on the island.
To this end, in support of a pre-verification report prepared by DEAL Guadeloupe engineers on the partially damaged DEKRA Grand-Case site, a territorial decree authorizes the temporary opening of an alternative technical inspection, the time of a return to a normal activity of the operators on the territory.
For example, the authorized DEKRA technical inspection center at Hope Estate is authorized to resume an activity:
-Technical control on isolated site, out of center in the conditions of the ministerial order of 27 July 2004, from Monday 05 March 2018 for heavy vehicles, on the parking lot of Galisbay from 8H00 to 16H00 on convocation. Heavy vehicles waiting are invited to park at the carnival village site.
-Optional technical control from Monday 12 March 2018 for light vehicles, in the provisional conditions recommended by the DEAL Guadeloupe.
Checks will be made exclusively by appointment with Dekra at 0690 74 03 79 (DEKRA Grand Case at Hope Estate Grand Case 97-150 SAINT-MARTIN).
If 85% of the usual control points are made during the alternative control, the general conditions to be respected for the passage of a vehicle to the technical control remain unchanged. The vehicle must be in condition to be presented, the owner must also provide the originals of the regulatory documents: certificate of registration, old technical control, original certificate of registration or loss of it an official duplicate issued by the community.
For heavy vehicles the owners must be presented in addition to:
-Authority check of the speed limiter for heavy vehicles
- Planning approval for the number of places in the public transport of persons (TCP)
Vehicles that do not comply with European standards are subject to a special technical check, free of certain checkpoints from the 27 July 2004 Ministerial Decree on the technical inspection of heavy vehicles.
The alternative control will focus on the control of 115 control points distributed on the 9 verification sections such as identification, braking, steering, visibility, lighting and signaling, the ground connection, the body structure, the equipment, the mechanical organ, and the pollution noise level.
By this alternative device, the Collectivité of Saint-Martin wanted to provide a temporary solution to the many motorists waiting for a change to the technical control to regularize their vehicle and allow insurers to the territorial service of the Driving Titles to be able to instruct requests vehicle registration), this device being only provisional.
WARNING: The alternative technical inspection of light vehicles, while contributing to the resumption of administrative and economic activities and the return of road safety conditions, following the interruption phase caused by Hurricane Irma, will not be valid and limited. than in the territory of the Collectivité de SAINT-MARTIN. Export vehicles will be required to undergo a new technical inspection at their new destination.
As a reminder :
For all vehicles over 3 years and 6 months, the technical inspection is mandatory in case of transfer. During the assignment of a vehicle, the technical inspection must have a validity of less than 6 months. The Technical Inspection must be carried out after 4 years for new vehicles, and then all 2 years. It must be completed after 1 year for taxis and heavy goods vehicles and after 6 months for Public Transit (TCP).