Filthy smokers asked to clean up their act

johnboy 11 January 2013 45

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) and ACT Policing are urging smokers to dispose of cigarette butts appropriately, especially during elevated fire danger weather forecast in the ACT over the next few days.

A TOTAL FIRE BAN is in place for the ACT until midnight with SEVERE fire danger conditions expected.

The ESA has received reports of people witnessing smokers throwing cigarette butts out of their car windows during the EXTREME fire danger we experienced in Canberra on Tuesday.

Smokers are strongly urged to not throw cigarette butts out of the window of a vehicle or anywhere which could spark a fire including footpaths, medium strips, sporting fields, grassed areas, gardens, reserves and bushland.

If a fire starts at the forecast fire danger level of SEVERE, it may become uncontrollable and move quickly.

If you witness someone throwing a cigarette butt out of the window of vehicle windows and a fire starts ring Emergency Triple Zero (000) immediately.

7:55 AM

[Courtesy ESA]


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thebrownstreak69 thebrownstreak69 9:31 am 14 Jan 13

Instant Mash said :

As a smoker, how hard is it to use the damn ashtray in your car?

I once asked a smoker this exact question. The answer? Because it’s dirty and makes the car stink.

Instant Mash Instant Mash 3:34 pm 13 Jan 13

As a smoker, how hard is it to use the damn ashtray in your car?

And if you don’t have one, it’s not hard to find a Coke can or something. Throwing ciggie butts in this weather is downright moronic.

AsparagusSyndrome AsparagusSyndrome 1:40 pm 13 Jan 13

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot said :

Hey guys, we’re now on the second page of a smoking thread on the Riot Act, and I’ve yet to see the phrase “work camps”, or “final solution”.

The lynching is still operating on a grassroots level.

Did you know smokers were responsible for 9/11?

Damn dirty smokers. You won’t find a more vile, ugly, morally corrupt gang of heathens… on the Riot Act…

You’d better be careful, or your straw man might catch fire.

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 1:04 pm 13 Jan 13

Hey guys, we’re now on the second page of a smoking thread on the Riot Act, and I’ve yet to see the phrase “work camps”, or “final solution”.

The lynching is still operating on a grassroots level.

Did you know smokers were responsible for 9/11?

Damn dirty smokers. You won’t find a more vile, ugly, morally corrupt gang of heathens… on the Riot Act…

Basilbrush Basilbrush 11:54 am 13 Jan 13

To the young female driving a Mazda 3 – BTO 26D on Southern Cross Drive at 11.30am today……..why did you throw your cigarette out the window when there are so many fires already. No brains………

54-11 54-11 10:24 am 13 Jan 13

gazket said :

More cigarette bashing , nowdays smokes go out in 30 seconds or less if you stop sucking on them. I doubt flicking a butt on Northbourne is going to start a fire

I’m a biker, and retards that flick their butts out the window without even looking are dangerous.

So getting a smouldering butt (so to speak) in the helmet (so to speak) would not be fun.

So jerks like you who think it is OK deserve whatever bad karma is coming their way.

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 7:03 am 13 Jan 13

gazket said :

More cigarette bashing , nowdays smokes go out in 30 seconds or less if you stop sucking on them. I doubt flicking a butt on Northbourne is going to start a fire

Assuming you are being serious, then you are seriously wrong. I’ve recently stomped out a small fire in a median strip started by a lit cigarette.

Why is it that we can impound and crush the cars owned by people who do burnouts and not those of people who throw lit cigarettes out the car window – particularly in high fire danger times? While a burnout may be noisy, socially unacceptable to some and carry a level of danger to a small number of nearby people, the act of throwing a cigarette out the window can potentially kill 100s of people.

milkman milkman 6:37 am 13 Jan 13

gazket said :

More cigarette bashing , nowdays smokes go out in 30 seconds or less if you stop sucking on them. I doubt flicking a butt on Northbourne is going to start a fire

Guess that makes it ok then?

Pandy Pandy 6:26 pm 12 Jan 13

Madam Cholet said :

I’m contemplating also contacting my local Woolies or even the national office to suggest that they enforce a no littering rule for their employees. At my local Woolies the pathway is a disgrace where the checkout chicks congregate.

.

Why? Do they leave slim trails? Scatter seeds? Too much fake tan overspray?

Thumper Thumper 4:13 pm 12 Jan 13

milkman said :

I hassled a 17 year old kid for throwing a lit butt out of a car about a year OK. He drove off. Didn’t achieve much.

I did the same earlier this summer.

He said, “what are you going to do about?”

Point taken, not much you can do.

Okay, I did say, “Good answer fuckwit. Enjoy your life.”

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:44 pm 12 Jan 13

gazket said :

More cigarette bashing , nowdays smokes go out in 30 seconds or less if you stop sucking on them. I doubt flicking a butt on Northbourne is going to start a fire

Wow so surprising you have that sort of view.

You really think dry grass has a 30 second limit before it ignites?

gazket gazket 2:14 pm 12 Jan 13

More cigarette bashing , nowdays smokes go out in 30 seconds or less if you stop sucking on them. I doubt flicking a butt on Northbourne is going to start a fire

BelcoMan BelcoMan 8:51 am 12 Jan 13

Has anyone else usd “Snap Send Solve”? It is an app for your iphone where you take a photo of someone doing something illegal and it then determines your location and sends it to the necessary Government body for the type of incident you describe.

You hear it here first (or maybe second or third)

milkman milkman 7:02 am 12 Jan 13

I hassled a 17 year old kid for throwing a lit butt out of a car about a year OK. He drove off. Didn’t achieve much.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:04 am 12 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

vulpior said :

Back in the UK I used to flick ash out of the car window but stub butts in the ashtray. Moving here, and being aware of the fire risk, I stopped even flicking ash out of the window. I can’t believe that people do.

I work with a bloke who lives in the weeds outside Yass. He says he’s seen two people flick their butts out of their cars in a shower of sparks in the last week alone. This, in the middle of the worst fire danger week in years, which included the hottest day in Australia since records began.

I lived on bush blocks outside Canberra for 15 years, so I’m not surprised. Complete imbeciles with no consideration for the lives or property of others pull this stunt all the time. I have a long list of people I’d like to snipe from long range if only the law would allow it, and fire-danger-period butt throwers are right up there, along with recidivist drink drivers, burglars, child molesters and others of that ilk.

+ 1 except for me it would be up close and personnel.

tommo tommo 11:44 pm 11 Jan 13

You can report them, call canberra connect or there is a link to an incident report form on this page:
http://www.tams.act.gov.au/city-services/city_rangers/littering
You will need to take down as many details as you can like time, location registration and other vehicle details. I have filled out a report before, I would be interested to know what is done about these.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:20 pm 11 Jan 13

vulpior said :

Back in the UK I used to flick ash out of the car window but stub butts in the ashtray. Moving here, and being aware of the fire risk, I stopped even flicking ash out of the window. I can’t believe that people do.

I work with a bloke who lives in the weeds outside Yass. He says he’s seen two people flick their butts out of their cars in a shower of sparks in the last week alone. This, in the middle of the worst fire danger week in years, which included the hottest day in Australia since records began.

I lived on bush blocks outside Canberra for 15 years, so I’m not surprised. Complete imbeciles with no consideration for the lives or property of others pull this stunt all the time. I have a long list of people I’d like to snipe from long range if only the law would allow it, and fire-danger-period butt throwers are right up there, along with recidivist drink drivers, burglars, child molesters and others of that ilk.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:13 pm 11 Jan 13

Johnny_Moe said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Felix the Cat said :

Why do people need to be “strongly urged to not throw cigarette butts out of the window of a vehicle”, are people really that stupid that they can’t work out for themselves that this is dangerous and irresponsible? Rhetorical question…

Lets be realistic, smokers are not the smartest group of people.

Let’s be realistic, you’re either a [i]virgin man-boy[/i] living with your parents, ORRRRRR, you married your high school girlfriend for fear of being forever alone, and now you find solace on the internet demeaning others because it’s the only way you can get validation in life. Either way, all smokers have taken note of your wise words and we will start studying hard to make you love us more.

78 x 15 + 16 – 52 = Math

Oohhh yeah. I’d like some of what you’ve been smoking. Definitely mind altering…

vulpior vulpior 8:24 pm 11 Jan 13

Back in the UK I used to flick ash out of the car window but stub butts in the ashtray. Moving here, and being aware of the fire risk, I stopped even flicking ash out of the window. I can’t believe that people do.

Tetranitrate Tetranitrate 7:46 pm 11 Jan 13

Johnny_Moe said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Felix the Cat said :

Why do people need to be “strongly urged to not throw cigarette butts out of the window of a vehicle”, are people really that stupid that they can’t work out for themselves that this is dangerous and irresponsible? Rhetorical question…

Lets be realistic, smokers are not the smartest group of people.

Let’s be realistic, you’re either a [i]virgin man-boy[/i] living with your parents, ORRRRRR, you married your high school girlfriend for fear of being forever alone, and now you find solace on the internet demeaning others because it’s the only way you can get validation in life. Either way, all smokers have taken note of your wise words and we will start studying hard to make you love us more.

78 x 15 + 16 – 52 = Math

translation:
“im 17, i smoke a pack a day, and im mad”

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