Report a smoky lorry or bus

Poorly maintained engines produce many times more pollution than those that are well maintained. Excessively smoky lorries and buses can be reported to the Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency (DVLA).

The information required to report a Smoky Vehicle online is:

  • type of vehicle (e.g. HGV or a Passenger Service Vehicle)
  • the vehicle's registration number
  • company name (if apparent)
  • road name/number where vehicle seen
  • when you saw the vehicle (date and time)
  • your contact details (not compulsory and is confidential)

The online form can be found at  


For further information

If you are not satisfied and want to use the formal complaints procedure please contact or phone 01302 736000

Last updated: 20 April 2021 13:56:08