RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- News 4's Joe Hart received a question from a viewer about something that affects all of us: cars and trucks polluting our air.
Victor Morin wrote in to say he spotted a truck driving on West McCarran in Reno with two large vertical exhaust pipes putting out a lot of dark smoke.
His question is: "Is this legal? How can I file a complaint?"
Joe checked with DMV spokesman Kevin Malone. He couldn't release any specifics about this vehicle, but he did say he has forwarded the information to the emissions lab in Reno and this vehicle will likely be called in for an inspection and repairs.
Malone also pointed out the DMV has a smog spotter hotline: (844) END-SMOG, or (844) 363-7664.
Malone says any tips reported on the hotline will be investigated.
Last year, the hotline received nearly 3,000 complaints in Washoe County and responded by sending out more than 1,300 letters to motorists advising them of the need to comply with the law. If the problem is not addressed it can result in a motorist having their registration revoked; the DMV does take this issue seriously.