The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun removing toxic vehicles from the country’s roads.
The agency said Thursday that a total of 5,633 vehicles have been removed from U.S. highways since the beginning of the year.
The remaining vehicles are on a waiting list to be removed.
NHTSA said it will also release details about those vehicles.
The agency has said it’s determined that the most dangerous of the vehicles are the ones that are emitting toxic exhaust, such as cars and trucks, that have been spewing dangerous pollutants into the air for decades.
In the meantime, the agency said it has found a way to safely remove those vehicles from roads, but only after rigorous safety checks and testing.