“When we first started these diesel emissions tests, the failure rate was closer to 20 percent. So it’s clear that we have made a lot of progress but we cannot be complacent. The tests have become an integral part of our efforts to manage air quality in Cape Town and we will continue doing them.” CLICK BELOW to read seven tips on how to drive greener.
“Emissions testing is but one aspect of our air quality management plan and ,while it focuses specifically on diesel vehicles, that is not to say that other road users are off the hook." “Vehicle emissions generally are a key contributing factor to air pollution and climate change. If we consider that the number of cars on the roads keeps increasing, it’s an uphill battle. We need to find sustainable ways to get people out of their single occupancy cars and, instead, using public transport or bicycles or pounding the pavements to help clear the air,” Mamkeli said.