Motorists face £75 fine for littering, even if it's not their fault

A view of the rubbish left by lorry drivers on the verge of the A20 near Dover in Kent as Kent Police's traffic officers continue a crackdown on lorry drivers parking illegally on slip roads and verges throughout the county.
A view of the rubbish left by lorry drivers on the verge of the A20 near Dover in Kent as Kent Police's traffic officers continue a crackdown on lorry drivers parking illegally on slip roads and verges throughout the county.



Car owners could face a £75 fine for rubbish thrown from their vehicle's window, even if they were not responsible for it.

In theory, the rules would mean a car owner could be fined even if he or she was not in the vehicle at the time. For example, an owner could lend the car to a family member, whose passengers could then litter, and the owner could still be fined.