September 1, 2017 10:33 am
Updated: September 1, 2017 1:40 pm

B.C. driver issued $575 ticket for tossing cigarette butt calls it ‘insane’

WATCH: The Vancouver fire department shows a controlled demonstration of how quickly a fire can start from a discarded cigarette.


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.

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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