NEWS: Utah lawmakers push for tougher penalties against trucks ‘rolling coal’

Leia Larsen
Standard Examiner
February 10th, 2018

A bill working its way through the Utah Legislature would bring stiffer fines and bolster enforcement for diesel vehicles intentionally modified to blow smoke.

The House Transportation Committee passed House Bill 171 in a 6-1 vote Friday. It would raise penalties for smoking diesels from $50 to $100 for the first violation and from $100 to $500 for the second.

The bill would also require police and highway patrol to report those vehicles to local health departments.

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