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  1. Published on: 25/06/2017 10:03 AMReported by: roving-eye
    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check.



    DVSA will be target lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to improve air quality.

    In May 2017, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published a draft plan to improve air quality by reducing nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK.

    This included looking at ways to reduce emissions produced by vehicles, including those used commercially. A final plan will be published by 31 July.

    Fraudulent emissions readings
    DVSAís enforcement staff, and their European counterparts, have found evidence that drivers and operators use emissions cheat devices to cut the cost of operating. These include:

    using devices designed to stop emissions control systems from working
    removing the diesel particulate filter or trap
    using cheap, fake emission reduction devices or diesel exhaust fluid
    using illegal engine modifications which result in excessive emissions
    removing or bypassing the exhaust gas recirculation valve
    Taking action against emission cheats
    DVSA enforcement officers will give the driver and operator 10 days to fix the emissions system if they find a vehicle with tampered emissions readings.

    If the emissions system isnít fixed within 10 days, DVSA will issue a fine and stop the vehicle being used on the road.

    DVSA enforcement staff can insist that a vehicle be taken off the road immediately if they find a driver or operator is repeatedly offending.

    Working with the EU
    DVSA will investigate all Great Britain operators cheating emissions and pass the findings to the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain, who have the power to remove operator licences.

    DVSA will also continue to work with our counterpart agencies across Europe, and further afield, to make sure that all offences committed by non-Great Britain hauliers are dealt with locally.

    Protecting you from unsafe drivers and vehicles
    DVSA Chief Executive, Gareth Llewellyn, said:

    DVSAís priority is to protect you from unsafe drivers and vehicles. We are committed to taking dangerous vehicles off Britainís roads and this new initiative to target emissions fraud is a key part of that.

    Anyone who flouts the law is putting other road users, and the quality of our air, at risk. We wonít hesitate to take these drivers, operators and vehicles off our roads.

    Transport Minister, Jesse Norman said:

    I welcome this crackdown on rogue hauliers who cheat the system by installing bogus devices which lead to increased pollution.

    There has rightly been a huge public outcry against car manufacturers that have been cheating emissions standards, and the same rule should apply here too.

    We all need clean air in which to live and work. Thatís why the government has committed more than £2 billion since 2011 to support greener transport.

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  3. gerrard24 says:25/06/2017 01:15 PM
    What about the Busses in Southport. I was behind an Arriva Bus the other day and the Black smoke being emitted was something else.

  4. bigdavesdad says:25/06/2017 06:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gerrard24 View Post
    What about the Busses in Southport. I was behind an Arriva Bus the other day and the Black smoke being emitted was something else.
    So it was'nt black smoke.lol

  5. gerrard24 says:25/06/2017 08:31 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by bigdavesdad View Post
    So it was'nt black smoke.lol
    Don't try to be a smart arse, you only look stupid. The Smoke was Very Black and plentiful.

  6. bigdavesdad says:25/06/2017 10:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gerrard24 View Post
    Don't try to be a smart arse, you only look stupid. The Smoke was Very Black and plentiful.

    But you said oh never mind.lol

    I see your bypass op worked.


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