Exhaust fumes

Smoky vehicles

Excessive smoke and pollutants can:

  • be harmful to human health
  • be harmful for the environment
  • lead to episodes of acid rain

How to report a smoky vehicle

Commercial vehicles

See GOV.UK: Report a smoky vehicle (external website) to report excessively smoky lorries and buses to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

You will need to provide the:

  • registration number
  • type of vehicle
  • date seen
  • time seen
  • location seen

Alternatively, phone the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) national smoky vehicle hotline on: 0870 606 0440

Non-commercial vehicles

For non commercial vehicle complaints, please contact our Environmental Health team.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 412 247