VEHICLE EMISSIONS OUR HEALTH AND OUR ENVIROMENT. 

Exhaust gases from motor vehicles including cars, trucks and motorcycles are major source of pollution, Particulate matter(PM), carbon monoxide(CD), hydrocarbons(HC), and nitrogen oxides(NOx) are some of the chemicals emitted that penetrate into our lungs and adversely affect the respiratory system. Also, carbon dioxide (CO2) contributes greatly to greenhouse gases that cause global warming, endangering valuable ecosystems, and potentially causing the extinction of some species. Each time we use our vehicles, we contribute to these health and environmental threats.

Steps for Test Procedures - Motor Vehicles

1. Make an appointment at BECL. Call 296-4232 or go online to www.etcd.gov.bm.

2. Upon your arrival, follow the directions signs to the test lane.

3. At the test lane entrance, a BECL Inspector will take over your vehicle.

4. Walk behind the safety barrier as instructed by the Inspector, where you will be able to observe the test.

    a. The test will include a full safety inspection as well as an exhaust emissions test.

    b. Computerized equipment will be used to test headlights, brakes and exhaust emissions.

    c. Precision instrument will be used to test window tint and tire tread depth.

5. A printout of the results will be given to you immediately at the conclusion of the test.

    a. If your vehicle has failed, the reasons will be listed on the printout.

    b. After being repaired, your vehicle/bike can be returned for a retest as normal practice.

    c. The system automatically notifies TCD of the results.

Steps for Test Procedures - Motor Bikes

1. Make an appointment at BECL. Call 441-296-4232 or go online to www.etcd.gov.bm .

2. Upon your arrival, follow the directions signs to the Bike test lane.

3. Wait at the STOP sign

4. An inspector will call you forward and will ask to see either your bikes Insurance or Registration document.

5. The inspector will carry out a full safety check.

6. Instruments will also test for noise levels, and, for 4-strokes, the horsepower

5. A printout of the results will be given to you immediately at the conclusion of the test.

   a. If your bike has failed, the reasons will be listed on the printout.

   b. After being repaired, your bike can be returned for a retest as normal practice. 

       The system automatically notifies TCD of the results.

The computerization of the emissions test ensures that all results are consistent, repeatable and completely recordable.

Tips to Help Reduce Emissions Pollution.
Good vehicle maintenance.

 

  • Attend to vehicle warning messages.
  • Regular tune-ups and oil changes.

 

Fuel efficiency.

 

  • Keep tires properly inflated.
  • Fill your gas tank in the evening during hot weather when it is cooler.

 

Drive less.

 

  • Consider car pooling.