There will always be a mountain of litter in Salt Lake City.It is
below the inhabitants to lower themselves and pick up one bit of garbage.
Seeing these butts come flying out of a car window at night is especially
revealing. A shower of sparks goes flying accross the road. Sparks
like this on a rural road lined by dry weeds is a huge fire waiting to happen.
But do smokers care? Evidently not.My son (a smoker) explained it
to me this way... Do you really expect someone who cares so little about
themself that they would take up smoking (which they know will kill them), to
care about the environment or about others?
For a world where motorcycles are becoming more common this is a big saftey
issue too. Thrown cigarettes explode in an updraft of hot ash that attacks the
eyes, face, and neck. With a full helmet you only get a weak sting on the neck
but if your visor is up all you can do is try not to die.
Where I live the townspeople come together twice a year to pick the trash the
litter-pigs strew about.It's one of the nicest community events we have.
Nobody cares what ward you belong to, nobody thinks its below them to pick up
the litter and there is great party afterwards.It's wonderful.PS- No, we don't live in Utah anymore. We live in wonderfully liberal
Even in winter you see smokers with the window partially rolled down so they can
flip the butts out. I guess they don't want to dirty the ash try in their car.
I agree that this is littering and littering laws should be enforced.
This is why ashtrays should be standard equipment in all vehicles. Non-smokers
can use them as coin-holders or whatever. Also, if you don't like
the look of cigarette butts lying around, pick them up and throw them out! It
won't hurt you. I've picked up a lot of other people's cigarette butts in my
day and there is no sign of finger cancer yet.
No kidding. I'd love to jump out of the car, run up to the smoker-litterer in
front of me, and through his butt back in the car. That would be dangerous, I