There’s no butts about it, the West Shore RCMP is not turning a blind eye to anyone improperly disposing of cigarette butts.
And one driver learned that the hard way in Langford Thursday afternoon after an officer handed over a $575 fine for tossing a cigarette out of a vehicle window.
While the driver thought the ticket was “insane” the local detachment reiterated it is illegal.
The ticket was issued at approximately 2:40 p.m. near the Veterans Memorial Parkway and Goldstream Avenue intersection, which is also where the detachment happens to be located.
Back in July, another driver was handed the same fine for doing the exact same thing outside of the detachment on Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Under the Wildfire Act, anyone that drops, releases, or mishandles a burning substance – such as a cigarette – can received the fine.