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Feature   April 1, 2008   by CARS Magazine

CAA Quebec Calls For Emissions Testing Program

CAA-Quebec is recommending that the government implement mandatory inspections for motor vehicles more than eight years old, because this would result in significantly fewer emissions being produced b...


CAA-Quebec is recommending that the government implement mandatory inspections for motor vehicles more than eight years old, because this would result in significantly fewer emissions being produced by Quebec’s automobiles.

As such, it supports the proposal presented to the government by the table de concertation sur l’environnement et les vhicules routiers — the round table on the environment and road vehicles, of which CAA-Quebec is a member — to bring in legislation making such inspections mandatory. CAA-Quebec believes that mandatory inspections would afford the government an opportunity to make a tangible gesture in favour of the environment.

It is important to note that a vehicle more than eight years old that has been properly maintained can release as little as half the amount of atmospheric pollutants (toxic gases and greenhouse gases) as a vehicle of the same age that has not.