Over 900 compound notices issued for excessive vehicle emissions in three months

ALOR STAR: The Environment Department has issued a total of 934 compound notices to motor vehicle owners for the emission of pollutants exceeding the stipulated standards in operations carried out throughout the country in the third quarter of this year.

Department director-general Datuk Wan Abdul Latiff Wan Jaffar said the compound notices were issued after inspecting 31,536 vehicles during 4,438 enforcement operations.

The operations included categories such as diesel static ops with 20,687 vehicles inspected and 271 compound notices issued; petrol static ops (478 inspected, 28 compound notices issued); motorcycle noise ops, (9,245 vehicles inspected, 625 compound notices issued) and motorcycle gas ops (1,126 vehicles inspected, 10 compound notices issued).

"Action was taken for vehicles that do not comply with the set limit of 50% black smoke density," he said at a press conference after the Static Ops conducted here on Monday (Nov 20). The operation also involved the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

In Monday's operation, a total of 59 diesel vehicles were inspected and three vehicle owners were compounded and ordered to carry out retests on their respective vehicles after corrective action was taken.

Wan Abdul Latiff said static ops will continue to be carried out throughout the country.

"It is our job is to ensure that the air quality in this country is always clean and healthy for the people.

"We also ask all vehicle owners to always ensure that their vehicles are maintained regularly to avoid excessive smoke emission," he said. – Bernama

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