Kevin R. Malone - Nevada DMV
Kathleen Hale - Rose/Glenn Group
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO TAKE THE SMOG TEST
–The Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety (DMV&PS) provides
drivers with an opportunity to prevent air pollution and unexpected vehicle
repairs with the Smog Test. Drivers
can take the Smog Test to determine proper car maintenance and reduce vehicle
emissions in the air.
emitting visible exhaust are a result of incomplete fuel combustion, which is
usually caused by improper engine operation.
The Smog Test can help drivers prevent engine problems, reducing the
amount of vehicle emissions in the air.
Poorly maintained vehicles can release as much as 10 times the emissions
as a well maintained vehicle. In
addition, smoking vehicles are prohibited as part of Nevada Revised Statute
(NRS) 445B.100 and 445B.845.
smoking vehicle program started in 1996, resulting in more than 32,000 calls
over the last five years to the DMV. The
program has helped to get more than 5,000 smoking vehicles cleaned up resulting
in cleaner air for the region.
more information on the smoking vehicle program call 1-877-DMV-STAT
(1-877-368-7828) or access http://www.dmvnv.com/emission.htm.
** NOTE: These requirements have changes since this news release was issued. See Emissions for current regulations.