Is it illegal to throw a cigarette out of a vehicle?
City Code Sec. 15-24 makes it illegal to “dump, deposit, or dispose of any glass, paper, can, bottle, box, garbage, or trash anywhere on any street, alley or roadway.” You can do something about this by reporting the incident to the police. However, you must realize that these types of calls are a low priority for the PD as compared to incidents that endanger citizens (disturbances, domestics, traffic accidents, etc). Additionally, the constitution guarantees every citizen the right to face their accuser. Since the police did not witness the event, you must be able to identify both the vehicle and the driver/person who threw the object from the vehicle-not only at the time of the offense, but months later at trial. You would also be required to appear in court and testify and be cross examined reference the event. This is an obligation of every citizen who witnesses a crime.

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1. Where is the impound located?
2. My car has been impounded, how do I get it back?
3. How long can vehicles be parked on the street and what can I do if one has been in the same place for a long time?
4. How do I report an abandoned vehicle located on a public street?
5. What can we do about speeding on our street?
6. If I am involved in an accident do I have to make a report?
7. If I am involved in an accident can I move my car out of traffic?
8. What should I do if I’m in an accident?
9. What should I do if the City is on accident alert?
10. Are motorized bicycles, scooters, and Mopeds legal?
11. Do police have to obey the traffic laws?
12. Is warning other motorists about speed traps legal?
13. Is it illegal to throw a cigarette out of a vehicle?
14. Why did I have to put my fingerprint on the traffic ticket I received?