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 https://www.gov.uk/report-smoky-vehicle  



Last updated: 04 July 2023 15:25:26