Budapest, like other major cities throughout the world, suffers from air pollution. A major cause?
GV PAN Traffic on road (3 shots)
SCU Police stops vehicle for check
SV PAN Vehicle pulls to roadside for check
CU Exhaust pipe, policemen measure gasses (2 shots)
CU Police officers check readings in meter.
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Background: Budapest, like other major cities throughout the world, suffers from air pollution. A major cause of it is, as usual, fumes from motor vehicles--especially those with diesel engine. In an attempt to lessen pollution, police there have begun checking all diesel-engined vehicles for excessive pollution emission, and drivers of vehicles which don't meet the required standard of cleanliness are prosecuted in court. The testing machinery used, developed in Hungary, is a carbon-tester which is attached to vehicle exhaust-pipes, measuring the amount of carbon emitted.
SYNOPSIS: Budapest, the Hungarian capital, suffers from air pollution--a problem not uncommon in the world major cities. Authorities there as elsewhere, have fund a major cause of it is excessive fumes from motor vehicles--especially those with diesel engines. So, in an attempt to lessen pollution, City authorities and police have begun a drive to rid Budapest of "dirty" engines--with spot vehicle checks and court prosecution for offending motorists.
Police have started their drive for clean air by checking on diesel-engined vehicles. Motorists are pulled up to the side of the road, and checkers get to work with a device developed in Hungary--a carbon-testing machine which measures carbon-emission through vehicle exhaust pipes.
Offending motorists are prosecuted--for, as police point out, it is easy and inexpensive to cure a diesel engine of excessive pollution. So far, they add, the motoring public has not complained about the spot checks.