Gosh, it sounds like something straight of of Ray Bradbury, does it not? But it's true! California will be rotating emissions- sensing devices through Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The devices use infrared and ultraviolet beams linked to license-plate cameras to nail the most offensive gross polluters on the road. Incentives will be offered for the cars to be repaired or junked, and if offending owners qualify as low-income, they could receive an additional 2,000 smacks to purchase a less environmentally stanky vehicle. This has been in the works for a while, but now that they're implementing it, we're curious to see what, if anything, it achieves.
Agency to spy on polluting cars [North County Times]
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