Yesterday at around 8am I was sitting in the morning traffic still coming to my sense when the driver in front of me tossed his empty yogurt container out of the window onto the grassy island between the 2 lanes.
This was enough to wake me out of my half sleep state and send an angry jolt of adrenalin through my sleepy veins. I’ve seen this happen so often but rarely so close for me to be able to react, so I slammed on my car’s horn and gave him a bit of a blast and tried to motion towards the yogurt container still positioned next to his car. Strangely enough he seemed not to know what I was on about.
I quickly jotted down his registration number and the make of his car still angry at what I had witnessed and my inability to do anything adding to that anger. Have you ever heard of road rage? Well this was a serious case of litter rage. What made things a thousand times worse was when I managed to drive up beside him before he made a hasty retreat down a side road was that he was driving a car with a South African Department of Social Services badge on the side.
On my arrival at work I hastily tried to track down their website without success. The adrenalin rush has since died down and I’m not even sure if it’s worth it to crazily persue this case any further which explains this post. Somehow these nagging issues need to be released from one’s system. So here is the details of our redhanded litterbug: Car registration – GVV819G, Model – Citi golf 1.4i, Colour – White, Criminal – Tallish dark Male in his late 20’s or early 30’s.
Anyone who comes across this suspect should keep all empty containers or wrappers at a safe distance and summon the nearest litter watch officer.
I have to say a large percentage of the blame lies with the authorities for not imposing greater penalties or not enforcing the existing penalties on these disrespectful self-centred individuals. Why else would people so easily toss any and everything from their moving vehicles in plain view without any fear of prosecution.