A breakthrough in roadside littering
After many years of persistent campaigning, CPRE and Lord Marlesford managed to get the Government to agree that local councils need additional powers to deal with people who throw litter from their vehicles. Rather than having to prove exactly who threw the litter – something that proved largely impossible – councils can now issue a fine to the owner of the vehicle, making sure the crime doesn’t go unpunished. This new provision brings littering in line with other driving offences such as speeding or parking infringements.
Let’s hope we see some offenders charged very soon.
Click on this link to watch an amusing video about litter.