A Canadian driver has just received a heavy penalty when throwing out cigarette butts out of the car. It is worth mentioning that the incident happened right in front of a policeman.
There have been many cases of drivers stealthily throwing cigarette butts out of the car and were detected by camera surveillance. But for this Canadian driver, he even did it right in front of a policeman and had to pay a price that was not cheap.
The incident took place on the evening of June 8 on Highway 17 in the state of British Columbia, Canada. Del Manak – Victoria Police Department chief of police said he was driving when he saw the driver of the front Ford Mustang driving the car while holding the ashtray out and throwing the cigarette down the road.
Immediately, he asked the man to stop the car and punish him 575 USD in accordance with the regulations of the Forest Fire Act of British Columbia.
The picture of the ticket was shared by Mantak on social media. Photo: Twitter
After the incident, Manak posted a photo of a fine on the social network to deter, accompany the caption: “There are 575 reasons not to throw cigarettes through the car window when right in front of you is the scene close”.
In addition, he added that the driver, when asked, pointed to the car storage box and innocently replied, “I don’t want my car to burn.”
“Then do not smoke in your car” – the police responded and gave the 21-year-old a fine ticket.
Under the post, Manak also responded to a comment that there are thousands of ways to handle cigarette butts and hope that this penalty will be a lesson for other drivers to learn from.