Smokers have a habit of smoking while they drive and as a result, they have to toss the cigarette butts out of the window of their car.
But it looks like it is the time to change this habit now or you can get a fine of $11,000.
Under the new penalties introduced by the NSW government, drivers throwing cigarettes butts out of the window will gain 10 demerits point and will be fined with $11,000 fine.
The new rules came out on Friday and are not just restricted to the driver but apply to everyone inside a car.
Minimum 5 points will be given to the offenders but as the total fire ban has applied, it has doubled to 10 demerit points and a massive fine of $11,000. The demerit points are more than enough for a learner to lose its licenses.
The penalty rules were introduced as the country is under a massive fire which is devastating lives and is one of the most catastrophic fires the nation has seen.
The fire has already killed 28 people, more than 500 million animals, and has wiped out 95% of the koala population. The fire has burned down the area as vast as double the size of Belgium.
The penalty not only applies to the driver as the passengers throwing but will be fined with $660 fine. In the year 2019 alone, more than 200 people were caught throwing cigarette butts on the road as they drive their cars.
David Elliott, Minister of Police Emergency Services said that this is the very first time that a penalty has been imposed on an offence like this following what terrible tragedy the country has fallen victim to.
It is devastating and the measure has been taken so that nothing in the future can happen like this massive fire.
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