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Q. What is the test procedure?
A. Authorised City Council Officers will be conducting the test using approved equipment. You will be asked to stay in your vehicle and a council officer will talk you through the procedure and give you information leaflets about the campaign.

Q. Who will be tested?
A. Any petrol or diesel engine with the exception of motorbikes, gas powered vehicles, three wheeled cars and any diesel-engine vehicle over 3500 kilos unladen weight.

Q. Under what circumstances will my penalty be reduced?
A. If the emissions performance of the vehicle is corrected within 14 days the penalty will be reduced by 50%. To confirm this present an MOT test certificate (VT20) or notification to refuse to issue an MOT (VT30) (as long as the grounds for such refusal does not include a failure to meet emissions standards) before the end of the period in which the penalty must be paid. The VT20 or VT30 must be dated within 14 days following the date of the offence.

If your vehicle has passed an MOT emissions test within the preceding 6 months, the penalty will be reduced by 50%. Present an MOT test certificate (VT20) or notification to refuse to issue an MOT (VT30) (as long as the grounds for such refusal do not include a failure to meet emissions standards) before the end of the period in which the penalty must be paid. The VT20 or VT30 must be dated within 6 months of the date of the offence.

If you can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the authority that all reasonable steps had been taken, prior to failure at the roadside test, to maintain the emissions performance of the vehicle, the penalty will be reduced by 50%. The evidence must be presented before the end of the penalty payment period.

Q. Under what circumstances will my penalty be waived?
A. If your vehicle has passed an MOT certificate within the preceding 6 months and had its emissions performance corrected within 14 days, the penalty will be waived. The evidence must be presented before the end of the penalty payment period.

If you can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the authority that all reasonable steps had been taken, prior to failure at the roadside test, to maintain the emissions performance of the vehicle, and had its emissions performance corrected within 14 days, the penalty will be waived. The evidence must be presented before the end of the penalty payment period.

Q. How do I pay the penalty?
A. Payment methods include personal or company cheque, debit card, postal order and cash. The Council Officer on site will provide you with further information detailing the various ways you can make your payment.

 

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