Help Clean the Air for a Healthier Commute

Andrew Casteel —


Have you ever been stuck in traffic behind a vehicle spewing smoke out of its tailpipe? Just when you thought traffic jams couldn’t get any worse! The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s 1-800-EXHAUST Program allows Bay Area residents to protect air quality and respiratory health by making anonymous smoking vehicle reports.

To make a report, just take down the:

  1. license plate
  2. date
  3. time
  4. location

of your smoking vehicle sighting.

Reports can be made

  1. by phone: 1-800-EXHAUST (394-2878)
  2. online: www.1800exhaust.org
  3. email: exhaust@baaqmd.gov.

Once the Air District receives your report, they will send the vehicle owner a warning letter with information on assistance programs that can help them repair or retire their polluting vehicle.