- Associated Press - Sunday, December 16, 2018

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A far northern Utah county says it’s ditching a system that determines whether vehicles are working properly based on tailpipe testing.

The Cache County Council voted last week to rely on vehicles’ own diagnostic testing. A scanner can reveal whether vehicles are in good working order.

The Herald-Journal in Logan reports that the change is expected in 2021.

County attorney James Swink says tailpipe testing is expensive. And, he says, it doesn’t makes economic sense as older vehicles get replaced by newer ones that have the technology to monitor emissions.

The council implemented an emissions and maintenance program in 2014 to improve air quality.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide