A van driver in Lincolnshire has been fined for throwing a cigarette out of their window.
Under section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, West Lindsey District Council issued the driver with a £75 fixed penalty notice for littering, reports the Lincolnshire Echo.
West Lindsey District Council environmental protection officer Nigel Periam told the newspaper: “This case should act as a warning to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to litter by throwing cigarette ends out of their vehicle windows.
“Anyone smoking in a company vehicle or on any premises designated as a no smoking area is liable to a fine of up to £200 at a Magistrates Court. A company that fails to prevent its workforce from smoking in no smoking areas is also liable for a fine of up to £2,500 under the Health Act 2006.”
A second driver from the local building firm operating the van was caught for the same offence a week later. The company was warned about drivers smoking in company vehicles, and has since amended their policy.