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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
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Hey, it's your prerogative whether you want to smoke or not.

But, you have an ashtray in your car for a reason. Why don't you guys just put the friggin thing out in the ashtray?

I just don't get it, I see idiots driving and for some reason I just can't understand, they HAVE to roll down the window and throw the butt out. Why?

Laziness? Arrogance? Apathy? What is the reason? Explain it to me?


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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

simple...then you don't have to clean out the ashtray.


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User currently offlineUnited4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

I yell to the people I see doing that, "PIG!!!" That really ticks me off when I see that, it raises my blood pressure. So, know that you people doing that is going to cause me an early death.  Big grin

User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

I don't know where you've been for the past few years, but ashtrays are no longer standard in many automobiles. Why would smokers pay extra when they can just as easily toss them out the window?

User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

I think if the law is going to ban talking on your cell phone while driving, they should do the same for Smoking. I agree with what's been said, if you litter your trash you get fined, so why is it acceptable for a person to toss their smoke out the window, is it not the same thing?

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

It is not acceptable, BOEING747-700, a person would get the same ticket as the one who throws out the hamburger wrapper. Much more if a fire develops.


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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

I think if the law is going to ban talking on your cell phone while driving, they should do the same for Smoking.

In the USA I wouldn't be surprised to see a ban on smoking while driving before a ban on cell phone calls while driving. Heck, California even banned smoking outdoors on the beach.


User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3826 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

I think it's due to laziness. They don't want to have to clean out their ashtrays, so they just throw it out the window.

My dad smokes and doesn't use his ashtray, but to his credit he keeps a styrofoam cup with a little water in it and puts them out in that.

I smoke (but don't have a car) so this isn't an issue for me. Last weekend I was in Salt Lake City visiting a friend who prefers that people smoke outside and of course I respect those wishes. Whenever I was done, I would put it out, but then pick up the butt and take it into the kitchen and run water from the sink over it to make sure it was out and then throw it in the trash.

If I'm hiking along the Barton Creek Greenbelt here in Austin and stop for a cigarette, I put it out and then put the butt in an empty pack of cigarettes that I use as my "ashtray".

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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

As a former smoker, I can tell you that when you leave cigarette butt in the ashtray, it stinks. Especially in a car. A lot of people think if there are no butts in the ashtray, the car won't stink. Also, laziness is another reason.  Big grin


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User currently offlineHole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Well, from a smoker's perspective, here's my reason.

WE already have our window rolled down so we're not hot-boxing the car with tobacco, so when the thing is out, it's the easiest thing to do. much safer for us than bending over, taking our eyes off the road to put it in an ashtray.

Yes, I know it's not good for the environment and it's not biodegradeable, etc. But if I threw them away it'd end up in a landfill not-biodegrading anyway. Call me a pig if you want, but i'm still going to do it. It's not any more harm to the environment than a car-friendly urban planning policy or companies dumping toxins into rivers.

And quit treating smokers like second-class citizens. I bet some of you whose blood pressure rises when they see a cigarette being flicked from a car have thrown a piece of paper on the ground or thrown away batteries or bagged your grass.



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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

..."I agree with what's been said, if you litter your trash you get fined, so why is it acceptable for a person to toss their smoke out the window, is it not the same thing?"...

Yes it is the same thing. At least in New Jersey, you can get fined if a police officer sees you toss a butt out the window. I have a coworker that was pulled over and ticketed for "littering" after he flicked his cigarette out the window, while a police officer was driving behind him.

It does get on my nerves too. I was almost in a fit of rage about a year ago when a person I was driving behind flicked his butt out his window. The thing actually bounced off my hood and windshield.. Why did it make me so mad? I had just purchased the car, brand new, two days before.  Pissed



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