Author Topic: Reporting a polluting vehicle  (Read 963 times)

Wowbagger

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Reporting a polluting vehicle
« on: March 13, 2019, 03:48:38 pm »
Does anyone know how it's done when it isn't a large commercial vehicle?

I was following a rather decrepit people carrier today and it was belching black smoke the entire time. I had a quick search on line about how to report it, but some local authority websites I looked at seemed to imply that the only vehicles that you could report were lorries & buses. It seems that light vans and private cars are excluded from the scheme.
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Woofage

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Re: Reporting a polluting vehicle
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 05:02:19 pm »
Surely its next MOT will get it off the road if it's that bad? Assuming its owner has it tested, of course ::-).
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Reporting a polluting vehicle
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 05:26:00 pm »
Surely its next MOT will get it off the road if it's that bad? Assuming its owner has it tested, of course ::-).

Yes.
Although Traffic Polis can also haul a car off the road if they find it to be unroadworthy.


Seen similar the other week, back of car covered in diesel soot, plate unreadable, on the plus side it'll probably expire in a few days the way it was going and sounding.

Jaded

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Re: Reporting a polluting vehicle
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 07:18:39 pm »
There used to be a way of reporting them - I have done in the past. Probably been austerized.
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Re: Reporting a polluting vehicle
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 01:25:20 pm »
On a related note, I was behind a similar vehicle that was a licensed Hackney Carriage the other day. Does anyone know if there are different regs that apply to them?

Andrij

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Re: Reporting a polluting vehicle
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 02:00:14 pm »
On a related note, I was behind a similar vehicle that was a licensed Hackney Carriage the other day. Does anyone know if there are different regs that apply to them?

As far as I can judge from their usual behaviour,* no rules apply to them.

* exceptions do occur.
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