Hey it’s Scott Alan,
There are more than 220 wildfires burning across the province and the government has said in a news release they are considering impounding the vehicles of those who throw their cigarette butts out the window.
“Should we double the fine for failing to extinguish a campfire? Should we ban those who break campfire bans from using our provincial parks? Should we impound the vehicles of those who flick lit cigarette butts from their car windows? It’s often said that you can’t legislate against stupidity, but if exploring the idea of harsher penalties for careless acts means more people get the message, we must do it.”
There have been 1,083 forest fires in BC so far this summer, compared to 523 at this time last year. One-third were human caused, which amounts to 375 fires and more than 48,000 hectares destroyed.
Read the full statement here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/flick-your-butt-out-the-window-possibly-lose-your-car