Owners protest restrictions on two-stroke vehicles

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/17
By: Central News Agency

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) Over 1,000 owners of two-stroke scooters rallied on Ketagalan

(By Central News Agency)

Boulevard in Taipei on Sunday to protest the government’s plan to ban such vehicles on certain designated roads.

A draft amendment to the Air Pollution Control Act, which would ban two-stroke scooters, passed its first reading at the Legislative Yuan earlier this month.

Under the amendment, the Environmental Protection Administration will authorize city and county governments to designate air quality protection areas and prohibit old two-stroke scooters that emit black exhaust fumes from entering those areas.

Lo Yi, a spokesman for an alliance against the ban on two-stroke scooters, said during the protest that the government has repeatedly placed restrictions on old scooters, including tightening emission standards and limiting the right of the scooters’ owners to drive them.    [FULL  STORY]

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