Apparently, people still are not getting the message about tossing cigarette butts out the window.
But one driver likely won’t do it again after getting hit with a $575 fine by RCMP in Langford on Vancouver Island on Thursday.
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The driver called the ticket “insane.”
But police say it is not only extremely dangerous given the outdoor conditions, it’s also illegal.
Cig butt out the window is simply wrong and ILLEGAL. Driver thought the ticket issued was “insane”… #yyj #bcwildfires pic.twitter.com/w5lK4EfWjy
Officials are also reminding campers about the campfire ban that is still in place for the long weekend.
Conservation officers will be out patrolling all weekend and say they have already handed out 37 violation tickets over the last few days.
They say they even found some of those fires unattended.
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