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Heavy penalties for smoke emitting vehicles

A diesel-powered vehicle emitting smoke at an opacity greater than 50% will henceforth be liable to a fixed fine of Rs 2,000, according to the new Road Traffic (Control of Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2002.

The amendments, announced by Kavydass Ramano, Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, come into effect as from February 2021.

As for any vehicle emitting smoke at an opacity greater than 70%, it will be liable to a fixed fine of Rs 2,000 as well as a Prohibition Notice under the same regulations.

Additionally, it will have to report to a fitness centre within a period not exceeding more than 14 days.

Police have been equipped with new portable smoke meters – which will be used during road checks.

Original articles at Defi Media /GIS Mauritius

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