“Carbage” is mounting problem on UK roads
The tougher law on smoking inside offices is turning Britain’s company car drivers into secret smokers who throw 29 million cigarette ends from their vehicles each year.
Along with the butts go 17.4 million food items and 5.2 million tissues as almost a fifth of drivers admit to littering the roads with their rubbish. Green Flag breakdown service today reveals Britain’s ‘carbage’ problem.
It found 11 million pieces of fruit, 4.5 million sweet wrappers and 2.9 million items of fast food such as burgers, pizza slices and fried chicken have been jettisoned through car windows by drivers in the last year.
Drivers excuse their actions by claiming they throw out items to prevent a smell building up (27%) and more than one in five (22%) claim it is to prevent their car becoming cluttered.
A lazy 17% of drivers said they couldn’t wait for a bin, while 16% claimed they couldn’t stop to deposit items because the road was too busy.
Miranda Schunke, spokesperson for Green Flag, said, “It is disgraceful that our roads are being clogged up with rubbish from motorists who are too lazy to find a bin.
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