Throwing burning cigarette butt out of car window

Lady in Grey Ford Fiesta, CY261778, threw burning cigarette butt out of car window while driving in slow moving traffice in the early monring on Francie van Zijl Drive, Tygerberg

Report ID: 925
Crime Category: Littering
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Bellville
Suburb: Tygerberg
Address: Francie van Zijl Drive, Tygerberg
Crime Date/Time: 23 Feb 2011, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username925
Reported Date: 3 Mar 2011, 12:03 PM
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  • Gideon3 26 Jul 2012, 07:42 AM

    Hi, it's more than a year later since this has been reported. Has there been any feedback, response or closure?

  • Jacqui T 29 Mar 2011, 11:44 AM

    Those who have comment here about how "harmless" an act this is have probably never assisted a family in saving their home, belongings or animals from the devastation that can and has been caused by this sort of careless act in the past. Perhaps some of you small minded people should spend some time working at the SPCA and animal rehab centres, caring for badly burnt and injured animals ... it could be a real eye-opener!

  • Report A Crime 29 Mar 2011, 09:39 AM

  • Username961 19 Mar 2011, 12:59 PM

    My assistant and I witnessed the driver of one of LEON VAN VUUREN BULK CARRIERS trucks, licence plate number FKM010NW, throw a lit cigarette from the truck on the N1. As most of Cape Town is being devastated by fires I feel these closed minded smokers should be given community service to help them open their eyes as to how inconsiderate they are and the damage that they cause. I have witnessed how easy lit cigarette starts a fire.

  • Report A Crime 8 Mar 2011, 08:23 AM

    @Mike, I am Afrikaans you dumb ass!

  • Report A Crime 8 Mar 2011, 08:20 AM

    @Mike, just a f.y.i, if you call 021-424-7715 you will get through to the fire department where they are urging people to report cases like this and they send them a written warning! They talk about it all the time on KFM and it is ILLEGAL to throw one out of your car's window!!

  • Mike37 7 Mar 2011, 05:15 PM

    Oh wait, I see now how you found this website. You were looking for the word "butt"

  • Mike37 7 Mar 2011, 05:14 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahaha. @Etienne. Did you know its a bigger crime to attack someone's character publicly, calling them a dirty ass-hole than to throw a cigarette butt out of the window. Typical Cape Town complaint about the butt. Sure you may find it dirty, but to report it on a site like this I absolutely agree with Bee. And it should read "... It has before"... not "It HAVE before..." Lack of education is also a crime far worse than littering... Wanker

  • Report A Crime 4 Mar 2011, 11:00 AM

    @Bee Throwing anything out of your window is littering! And throwing a cigarette butt out of your window can cause a fire and it have before!! I bet you are one of these dirty ass-holes who also do this!

  • Bee5 4 Mar 2011, 09:03 AM

    Oh come on. In a country that is terrorized by violent crime this is a crime worth reporting on a website such as this??? Classified as 'litter' a cigarette butt will bio-degrade within a few days. The likelihood of a fire breaking out from a cigarette butt is slim. A burning match yes.

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