EPA to impose stiffer fines for polluting vehicles

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/09
By: Wu Hsin-yun and Ko Lin

Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) Vehicles failing to pass their emission tests will face heftier fines beginning later this

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year, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced Monday.

The bigger fines are guided by the government’s amended “Vehicular Air Pollutant Emission Standards,” which stipulate that motorcycles and cars that fail their first mandatory air pollution emissions test will be fined NT$12,000 (US$374.2) and NT$24,000, respectively.

Vehicle owners can be fined double or triple that amount if their cars fail to pass second and third inspection tests within a year, the EPA said.

Prior to the amended standard, motorcycle and car owners were only subject to a maximum “one-time” fine of NT$6,000 and NT$12,000, respectively, if their vehicles failed to pass the emissions test.    [FULL  STORY]

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