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Coal Rolling actions May Become Illegal

With every coming year, Nissan continues to improve their green car options and make their current hybrid models better in both efficiency and in even lower environmental impacts. With the power of the hybrid and the electric vehicle (like the amazing Nissan LEAF) increasing greatly over the past decade or so, and green cars becoming a more mainstream choice, many drivers are actively trying to change how we affect our environment. And in one state, New Jersey, this effort for a greener tomorrow may include causing acts of coal rolling to be illegal across the state.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this rude obsession some big pick up drivers have, coal rolling is when a diesel powered vehicle spews an excess of particulate emissions. Many of you have probably seen this done on the road but never knew that most of the time; it’s done on purpose and is becoming an increasing fad in some states. Below this article you can see a video of a truck coal rolling so you can get the idea.

Well State Assemblyman Tim Eustace has begun submitting a bill (A3583) through New Jersey that will “Prohibits retrofitting diesel-powered vehicles to increase particulate emissions for the purpose of coal rolling; prohibits the practice of coal rolling”. Although modifying exhaust systems in that way is already illegal in some states, this just goes to show that just because someone is behind the wheel of a hybrid doesn’t mean they won’t put up a fight!