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We must reduce pollution on our roads

Dear Sir,

I was sitting in traffic a few weeks ago on Harbour Road and was enjoying the gorgeous scenery, architecture, water, weather, etc, until I realised that there was something unpleasant ruining the experience — thick, black, exhaust fumes were the culprit.

For a while now, I’ve been paying attention to vehicles on our roads and have realised that we have some serious polluting vehicles on Bermuda’s roads.

Quite often, I am stuck behind a car, truck or bus that has thick, black fumes billowing out of their exhausts, making it impossible to breath our naturally fresh Bermuda air.

Why is this the case? Is it a lack of exhaust regulations upon licensing vehicles? Is it a lack of vehicle servicing? Is it a lack of care for the environment?

We are very lucky in Bermuda to be graced with such beauty, so why is there so little care when it comes to pollution from vehicles?

Surely there must be a way to reduce this sort of pollution. Fixing and reducing this sort of pollution will definitely enhance the Bermuda experience for both tourists and locals alike.

Just a concerned citizen!

Thanks and regards,