Dashcam footage lands rollo-eating driver with £80 litter fine

A motorist's dashcam has landed a fellow driver with a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice after footage caught them depositing litter from their car.

Not happy that the person in front of them had just littered out of their car, the driver handed footage from their dashcam in to South Somerset District Council who were then able to track the offending driver using the registration number of the vehicle from the footage.

After being invited in for an interview under caution, the offender admitted to throwing an empty rollo wrapper from their car and has now been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 as a result of the offence.

Councillor Carol Goodall, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health said, "This is a great example of how modern technology is helping local authorities tackle issues such as littering and that if you are willing to commit an offence in public, you'll ultimately pay the price.

"If you see others throwing litter from a car, let the District Council know and if possible tell us where it was thrown from and how many people were in the vehicle."

Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, it is an offence to drop or leave litter on the floor, and this includes cigarette butts. Dropping litter can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued.

Help keep South Somerset clean and tidy for those who live, work and visit by reporting any incident of littering by calling 01935 462462.


Above: Litter being thrown from the offending vehicle is shown in the image. You can see the offender's hand reaching out to throw the litter out the window.

Article Published: Thursday 30 March 2017