Volkswagen Diesel News
- The EPA issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. on September 18, 2015. The NOV alleges that four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants. The software produced by Volkswagen is a “defeat device,” as defined by the Clean Air Act. California is separately issuing an In-Use Compliance letter to Volkswagen, and EPA and the California Air Resources Board have both initiated investigations based on Volkswagen’s alleged actions. Details here, epa.gov/otaq/cert/violations
- Vermont Attorney General opens investigation of VW. Details here, ago.vermont.gov
- Information from VW, vwdieselinfo.com
University of Vermont Medical Center offers program for Driver Educators, Tuesday October 20th
Txt U L8R Program from UVM Medical Center Trauma Services
Texting while driving has quickly become one of the greatest hazards on the road. It causes 1.6 million car accidents and 330,000 injuries per year, and 11 teen deaths every single day. That’s why the UVM Medical Center and the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the UVM College of Medicine created “TXT U L8R” a unique program designed to discourage individuals from texting while driving. Key elements include a demonstration of an advanced driving simulator, presentation of a realistic trauma scenario, a testimonial from the victim of an accident caused by a teen driver who was texting, and a demonstration of several smartphone apps designed to prevent texting while driving.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
WHERE: UVM Medical Center, UVM Medical Education Pavilion, Sullivan Classroom
Registration Plate Visibility Issues
DMV has commenced a public awareness campaign to address the issue of proper display and visibility of license plates. Partnering with DMV on this effort are inspection stations, car dealerships and law enforcement officers.