Roadside emissions checks for lorries imminent

A government agency has announced a crackdown on lorries modified illegally to boost performance at the cost of more air pollution

The roadside inspections will establish how common illegal modifications to lorries are. Photograph: 123RFOwners of lorries that have been fixed to cheat emissions tests face will face enforcement action from this summer.

On 25 June, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced that it would begin roadside checks to detect cheat devices used to cut the cost of motoring but increase air pollution.

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