The Federal Road Safety Corps has warned that dropping of waste from a moving vehicle is now going to attract a fine of N5k.
The FRSC said throwing of any kind of waste outside windows while commuting is extremely dangerous and could result in an accident.
Chinedu Okafor, an assistant Patrol Commander, urged drivers to educate their passengers and provide waste bins to prevent such going forward.
“Dropping off things from a moving vehicle is wrong. It is an offence known as “Failure to cover unstable materials’’, and it attracts N5,000 fine,” he warned.
He spoke against the backdrop of a quarrel between a commercial bus driver and himself after his vehicle was affected when a passenger threw out a nylon bag containing the waste of what she had consumed.
The bag fell on his windscreen and it almost caused an accident. Okafor, who struggled to control his car when the object hit his windshield, said he was sad about the development and advised people to stop the habit.