Car companies must shoulder some blame for butt flicking

Dear editor

I do not smoke cigarettes, but I would like to offer some small excuse for the people who flick their cigarette butts out of the window. Good part of the blame for fires and this cigarette butt flicking goes to car makers, which for some reason about 15 years ago decided to remove the ashtrays from the vehicles. I wish you would prominently mention this fact.

What is one supposed to do when there is no ashtray in the car? Car makers should be held responsible for at least 30 per cent of the fires on this continent.

By the way, we live by a four-way stop sign and we frequently pick up cigarettes and other garbage thrown out of vehicles when at the intersection.

George Novak

Comox

 

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