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'Breaking Old Habits' to Clean Air, Clear Traffic

December 26, 1987

Reference is made to your lead editorial on clean-air policy ("Breaking Old Habits," Dec. 17).

Each of us who drives a car is a culprit, who must be educated. This means car-pooling or ride-sharing.

Why in God's name does not someone other than Channel 7 address the issue of massive trucks belching diesel fumes, city-county-state and federal vehicles being exempt from controls. Please!

I suppose it's "Whose ox is being gored."

I drive a 4-cylinder Volkswagen. It must be tested every other year. The diesel engine of an 18-wheel rig or a Los Angeles bus is never checked to bring either into compliance with "clean air" standards.

Let us be fair.

GENE BALTZELL

Los Angeles

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