Keep Your Butts In Your Cars!
The Shreveport Police and Fire Departments have some advice for motorists -- keep you butts in your cars! With the extreme drought conditions we're experiencing, dry vegetation is easily ignited. That can lead to catastrophic consequences. So motorists are being urged to not flip cigarette butts or other lighted substances from vehicles. If a police officer sees you do it -- or somebody else reports you -- you'll get a citation. If that discarded butt causes any property damage, you could be looking at a fine of up to three-hundred dollars and/or thirty days behind bars. The Fire Department's Chief of Special Operations and Safety, Scott Wolverton, says the primary concern of both public safety agencies is the protection of life and property.