Report lit cigarette tossers

In the past week, I have twice been behind a car/truck where the driver threw his cigarette butt out the window and onto the road.

In the past week, I have twice been behind a car/truck where the driver threw his cigarette butt out the window and onto the road. Twice. In this tinder dry environment.

The second time, I made a note of his licence plate so if I heard of a fire happening in that vicinity later in the day, I planned to submit his license plate to the authorities.

I urge everyone who sees anyone throw his cigarette butt out the window to take down the licence plate and report it to the authorities if there is a fire in that vicinity later.

Then, I think the perpetrator should be charged for full cost of battling that fire and for any loss of homes, lives or livestock. What are these people thinking?

And, just in case you think this is an attack on smokers, it’s not. I’m a smoker, too.  However, I use my ashtray in my car to put out my cigarettes. And if your car doesn’t have an ashtray, you can easily purchase a portable ashtray to put in your vehicle.

Petra TschaunerNanoose Bay

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