WE appear to be a nation of “throw your rubbish out of the car window and leave it for someone else to clean up” people.
The dirtiest road I have ever been on is the A1246 which runs from Brotherton to the M62 junction. If I was a visitor coming to this area for the first time and met this deluge of rubbish, I would turn around and move to another area.
I assume this road belongs to the local authority and council officials must drive along it – why let the side of the road get into this state?
I am 84 years old and I was always told to keep all the rubbish in the car until you get home. I am sure a plastic bag in the car would reduce a lot of the rubbish from being thrown out of car windows.
From: Thomas Reed, Harrogate.
I WAS following a car on the A19 past Thirsk the other day when the driver was discarding bottles, soft drink cans and crisp packets out of their window.
What can be done? I wanted to film it on my mobile phone, and take down the registration number, but I guess I would have been liable for criminal prosecution and a greater punishment than the litter culprit. Thoughts?