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Clearing the air on war against old bikes

Evidence is required to convince people that old motorcycles contribute most to vehicular CO emissions here

Last week, the National Environment Agency (NEA) declared war on old motorcycles, asserting that this group of two-wheelers, which form a minute percentage of the vehicle population and which collectively clock the lowest mileage, contribute most to vehicular carbon monoxide emissions here.

It has ruled that bikes registered before July 2003 will not be allowed on the road by mid-2028 and must be exported or scrapped.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Clearing the air on war against old bikes'. Print Edition | Subscribe