Black cab pollution tests

MQT on 2010-09-15
Session date: 
September 15, 2010
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you regard the tests on air pollution from black cabs to be adequate?


Answer for Black cab pollution tests

Answer for Black cab pollution tests

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes I do.

All taxis must pass an emissions test as part of their annual licensing inspection and all licensed taxis are subject to on-street compliance examinations to ensure that they continue to meet their licensing conditions, including emissions standards.

In addition to these measures my Air Quality strategy proposes a range of additional limits in regard to vehicle age, minimum Euro emissions standards and increased emissions testing for taxis.