Lethal diesel driv­ers are break­ing law

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Talk Tv - BY STEPHEN HAY­WARD

THOU­SANDS of driv­ers are break­ing the law by driv­ing diesel cars with­out pol­lu­tion fil­ters.

Around 1,800 have been caught since 2014, an in­ves­ti­ga­tion shows.

But many more driv­ers are said to have re­moved them be­cause clogged up par­tic­u­late fil­ters can cost thou­sands to re­pair.

MoTs only re­quire a vis­ual in­spec­tion and BBC’s 5 live In­ves­ti­gates found three testers failed to spot one miss­ing.

Ex­perts say par­tic­u­lates can cause deadly dis­eases.

The Driver and Ve­hi­cle Stan­dards Agency promised harder tests next year.

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