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CarsThe little-known law that can see you fined £150 for your passengers’ littering

04:40  13 june  2019
04:40  13 june  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Drivers can be hit with a fine of up to £150 for littering under a little-known law that applies even if they didn’t dump the rubbish.

Under the legislation, a car’s owner can be handed the on-the-spot fine even if a passenger is responsible for the littering.

Fine increase

The law was changed last year to make it easier for councils to crack down on littering and to increase the maximum amount offenders can be charged from £80 to £150.

Previously, local authorities had to prove who had dropped the rubbish from a vehicle, often making it difficult to hand out fines. But under the changes, the vehicle’s owner can be held responsible and made to pay a fine, no matter who is to blame.

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Drivers can be hit with a fine of up to £ 150 for littering under a little - known law that applies even if they didn’t dump the rubbish. Under the legislation, a car’s owner can be handed the on-the-spot fine even if a passenger is responsible for the littering . Fine increase The law was changed last year […]

In April 2019, the minimum fine for littering from a vehicle was also increased £50 to £65, although the default charge is £100.

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The vehicle-specific law currently only applies in England but the Scottish Government has said it plans to introduce similar legislation north of the border.

Costly business

Keeping the country’s streets clean cost local councils almost £700 million in 2017, according to government figures.

Highways England estimates that around 200,000 sacks of rubbish are collected from English roads every year, while 1,300 bags - around seven tonnes - of rubbish are gathered every month from the side of Scotland’s M8 and M9 motorways.

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: “These fines will tackle antisocial behaviour by hitting litter louts in the pocket, whether it’s litter that is thrown from a vehicle or dropped in the street.

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“Littering is a scourge on our environment and we waste taxpayers’ money cleaning it up – funds which could be better spent in the community.

Edmund King OBE, president of motoring organisation the AA said: “There is no excuse for car litter louts. Tossing rubbish from vehicles spoils the environment, costs millions and puts road workers’ lives at risk when they have to clear up.

“It is not difficult for car occupants to bag it and bin it.”

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