Polluting trucks not welcome in B.C.

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  1. Cybergal

    Cybergal Road Train Member

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    Polluting trucks not welcome in B.C.
    4/2/08
    VANCOUVER -- B.C.'s AirCare On-Road (ACOR) Program is moving from an educational system to an enforcement system by introducing fines to drivers of high-polluting commercial diesel trucks.


    Two mobile testing units will conduct spot checks on the road and periodic enforcement at inspection stations across the province. If the vehicle exceeds legislated emission standards, the driver will be issued a $95 fine and a warning to obtain mechanical repairs within 14 days.

    The units are operated by certified ACOR inspectors with the transportation ministry's Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE), who have the authority to stop commercial trucks that are emitting smoke.
    "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."
    http://www.todaystrucking.com/news.cfm?intDocID=19358&CFID=3319793&CFTOKEN=82132362
     
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  3. myminpins

    myminpins Road Train Member

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    I still don't see why they ticket the DRIVER of the truck. They should ticket the OWNER of the truck, not the driver. Pffft. Glad I never go to BC
     
  4. Wildkat

    Wildkat <strong>Arctic Mistress</strong>

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    That's why BC means: Beyond Canada
    or Bring Cash!!:biggrin_25513::biggrin_25513::biggrin_25513::biggrin_25513:
     
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