VANCOUVER, B. C. –Drivers of trucks that emit smoke are now subject to fines in B. C., thanks to a law that was announced recently by the provincial government.
The new regulations came about after the Ministry of Transportation and Highway’s AirCare On-Road (ACOR) program changed from an educational system to an enforcement system, with the introduction of fines to drivers of high-polluting diesel trucks.
“The exhaust from diesel vehicles contains particulate matter, which damages our health and our environment,” said Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon. “We want to reduce smog-forming emissions from heavy trucks across B. C., and that’s why we are launching a new system of issuing fines to high-polluters.”
Two mobile testing units will conduct spot checks on the road, as well as periodic enforcement at inspection stations across the province. The units are operated by certified ACOR inspectors with the transportation ministry’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) unit, which has the authority to stop commer-
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