South Korea is currently working towards doing away with pollution. But how are they going to do that you ask? They’re going to get rid of older cars, of course!
Well, if we’re being realistic, they won’t be able to get rid of ALL older cars, but they can put consequences in place for people who do not follow the new rules.
According to The Wall Street Journal, one of the new rules will be “that old diesel-powered vehicles weighing 2.5 tons or more will be banned from Seoul if they aren’t equipped with an emission-reducing device or a low-pollution engine.” This rule may be starting in Seoul, but by 2020, it will apply to most cities across South Korea.
It has been proven by The Ministry of Environment that a diesel vehicle produced before 2005 emits eight times more bad gases than the newest models, further emphasizing South Korea’s reasoning on placing the ban.
The country is extremely serious about doing away with these older vehicles that emit unnecessary amounts of bad gases. South Korea is able to prove that they mean business by charging drivers 200,000 won, or $180, for a single violation.
It will be interesting to see what people are going to do. Whether they equip their vehicles with an emission-reducing device, or completely do away with their car/truck, one thing is for sure and that is that there will be a significant decrease in pollution produced across South Korea and citizens will start seeing less and less older vehicles roaming the roads.
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