Michigan State Police are asking drivers to be careful about what they throw out of their car windows in the state’s current dry weather. Much of Michigan is experiencing a drought, and MSP First Lieutenant Mike Shaw says smokers, in particular, are reminded that tossing their butts out the window could cause a brush fire.
“We see a lot of these brush fires, they kind of break out, and some of them can get pretty big,” Shaw said.
Shaw says a cigarette butt thrown into some dry grass could lead to big problems. He also reminds everyone that littering could very well get you a fine.