People Behaving Badly: don’t drop and drive

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BELMONT (KRON) — The city of Belmont wants you to butt out.  The city has taken an initiative to reduce cigarette butt pollution with their new campaign “Don’t drop and drive,” which targets smokers who litter their butts and drive away.

The cigarette butts make their way into local waterways, poisoning the water and the animals who live in it.

The smoker’s excuse?  New cars don’t come equipped with ashtrays.

That may be true, but it won’t exempt you from the law. The fine for breaking this rule– a whopping thousand dollars.

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