Spot roadside emissions tests in Haifa over the weekend have resulted in the removal of 22 vehicles off the road. The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) and the Israel Police’s environmental unit conducted the tests in the areas of: Haifa Bay, Nesher, Dania, and the city center. 153 cars were checked during the operation.

​This is the second air pollution enforcement operation conducted this month. During the first operation, 114 vehicles were stopped and 20 were removed from the road.

In total, 42 cars were removed from the road this month, after failing emissions tests.

The MoEP is conducting the spot checks within the framework of the National Plan to Reduce Air Pollution and Environmental Risks in Haifa Bay.