seeks probe on city's smoke emission tests
VICE Mayor Daniel Fariñas recently called for a probe on the consistency of random roadside emission tests conducted by the City Government citing numerous complaints from city motorists.
, in an interview on Monday, said he
will pass a resolution before the City Council asking for a fact-finding investigation to pinpoint defective emission testing machines.
said public and private motorists are complaining of failing the random roadside emission tests conducted by the City Environment and Parks Management Office's
Roadside Inspection Testing and Monitoring Team even after passing tests conducted by private emission testing centers (PETCs).
"In the resolution, we are asking for a reassessment or evaluation of these machines and find out which of these machines are reliable or questionable," he
lamented how motorists have to pay PETCs only to fail the random tests of the city as part of the implementation of its clean air ordinance.
"We have to find if these PETCs passed standards.
We are defrauding people in millions if they have not," he
said results of government emission tests and private emission tests must be reconciled in order to effectively implement anti-smoke belching ordinances.
said they will tap experts to identify which machines are effective and reliable during smoke emission tests.