Jan 14, 2008

Report Smoking Vehicles

Help get polluting cars off our roads. All vehicles in Texas (included diesels) are prohibited from emitting visible exhaust emissions for more than 10 seconds. If you see a vehicle emitting pollution, here is all you need to do to help our environment: The easiest way to report a smoking vehicle is to use the online form at www.smokingvehicle.net. You may also call #SMOKE (#76653) from most wireless phones (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile) free of airtime charges. Program this into you cell phone to easy reporting. To report a smoking vehicle, you'll need the license tag, time, date, and road where you saw the vehicle. The North Central Texas Regional Smoking Vehicle Program will send a letter to the vehicle owner stating their vehicle was reported anonymously for emitting excessive visible exhaust and advise them to take corrective action. The letter includes information about a program where vehicles may qualify for assistance with emissions-related repairs up to $600. The registered owner of the vehicle must respond with what type of action the owner took to rectify the problem.

Print this page and stick it in your glove compartment for the next time you spot a smoking vehicle. We all appreciate it.

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