Black smoke emissions from a vehicle’s exhaust are a key contributing factor to air pollution and climate change.
The test revealed less than 1% failure rate for excessive fuel emissions.
The majority of the 7,904 vehicles tested were heavy-duty trucks. Of the 68 failures (emitting dark smoke), 40 were fleet vehicles where the owner had requested the test. In such cases, owners were served with repair notices, instead of fines. These cars were also tested on a private road.
The diesel emissions testing unit also served 28 section 56 summonses. This in terms of the Criminal Procedures Act for failure to comply with emissions standards.
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