(Victorville)– In an effort to help get older, higher polluting vehicles off the road, the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is offering $1,000 for registered and operable 1990 and older cars, vans and light and medium duty trucks. “More than 60% of the High Desert’s air pollution originates from automobiles,” said Eldon
Heaston, Executive Director for the MDAQMD. “The Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program represents a win-win solution for residents and for air quality.”
Heaston added that since the program’s launch in June of 2009, 132 vehicles have been scrapped for cashby High Desert residents.
Eligible vehicles must be driven to a contracted vehicle dismantler and pass the most recent biennial Smog Checks required by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Vehicles must also meet Vehicle Status Requirements and a Vehicle Functional and Equipment Eligibility Inspection,
which are described in detail on the MDAQMD’s website at www.mdaqmd.ca.gov.