to main page send e-mail Last Updated:  Saturday, October 20, 2018
                                           

The independent voice of the global moving industry

UK NEWS

UK to target emission cheats

Sep 13, 2017
From August 2017 the UK’s DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) will be targeting 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.

Fraudulent emissions readings

DVSA’s 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 the 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 isn’t 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. The Agency will also continue to work with counterpart agencies across Europe, and further afield, to make sure that all offences committed by non-Great Britain hauliers are dealt with locally.

DVSA Chief Executive, Gareth Llewellyn said, “We are committed to taking dangerous vehicles off Britain’s 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 won’t hesitate to take these drivers, operators and vehicles off our roads.”

     Unique page views September 2018
     List of advertisers
     Directory of suppliers
     Sign up to our monthly newsletter
           
  Maxi Mover - low floor Luton van sales
Cookies: This site uses non-invasive cookies to provide an enhanced visitor experience and to measure site performance.  By viewing this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies in this manner.  For further information on how cookies are used on this site, please see our privacy policy.
Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  All material © 2011 The Words Workshop Ltd.