St James: car emissions being tested on Hill View Terrace

St James: car emissions being tested on Hill View Terrace

CAR emissions are being tested roadside on Hill View Terrace in St James tomorrow.

The CleanRun trailer will be testing vehicle emissions in various parts of Perth during November and December to help the State Government get a good picture of how our vehicles are faring.

Drivers will notice signs to slow, before a camera captures their vehicle’s rear number plate for data purposes only so researchers can record the make and model of the car.

A Remote Sensing Device then measures the emissions from the vehicle as it passes by, before a sign tells the driver whether the vehicle’s emissions were considered good, fair or poor.

CleanRun program manager Scott Bainbridge said the program had been run in 2014, last year and was taking to the roads again this year.

“We find very light weight vehicles like your little Barinas actually produce more emissions, perhaps because emission control technology is not as good,” he said.

“In some really new cars there are signs their emission are not as low as they should be.”

Up to 18,000 cars are set to be tested through CleanRun.

The program will also run from 7am to 2pm at Weaponess Road, Wembley Downs on November 21-22; Spearwood Avenue, Spearwood on November 28-29; Illawarra Crescent South, Ballajura on December 5-6; Lesmurdie Road, Lesmurdie on December 12-13; and Prindiville Drive, Wangara on December 19-20.

Results of the monitoring will be used to inform the development of programs aimed at reducing vehicle emissions in WA.

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