I saw a driver throw a lit cigarette butt out of their car as we were crawling along the M1 this morning here in Melbourne. The traffic came to a stop so I quickly got the car's rego. If you were me, would you report it to the EPA? Part of me is angry that someone could be so stupid and selfish (height of the fire danger period for starters, the grass beside the FWY is incredibly dry, not to mention that it's littering). But then part of me wonders if I'd be wrecking someone's week if they got a fine of anywhere between roughly $300 to $600. But then again if that cigarette butt had caused a spot fire then it would've impacted LOADS of people as it was right in the middle of peak hour. The traffic is bad enough on the M1 during peak hour when there's no accidents. Throw in a roadside fire and NOBODY is getting to work on time, and the fire brigade is using up their time and resources on something that could've easily been prevented.
What would you do?