AJO, AZ - MARCH 28: Discarded trash accumulates at a site where illegal immigrants often toss aside unwanted possessions before they load into cars on Highway 85, after making a multi-day trek across the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge dodging border patrol agents, on March 28, 2006 near Ajo, Arizona. Because of escalating environmental problems associated with the region?s massive illegal immigration and stepped up border enforcement efforts, the vast and desert wilderness in and around the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Reserve and Organ Pipe National Monument has been described as the nation?s most embattled wilderness by reserve officials. Immigrants crossing the desert are discarding tons of used water bottles, excess clothing and other trash as they elude the Border Patrol. Border agents trying to stop them, and vehicles that cross the border illegally, are accelerating widespread off-road vehicle damage on the fragile Sonoran Desert plain at an unprecedented rate. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Maybe it’s time to throw away all the fast food wrappers and cups that have accumulated on the floor of your vehicle — especially if you live in England.
A motorist in Buckinghamshire was cited earlier this week for a driving a car that was so messy “it was dangerous,” according to Thames Valley police. The driver, whose name wasn’t released, was stopped for a minor traffic offense when the officer noticed the mound of trash on the vehicle’s floor. There was so much, in fact, the discarded items extended underneath the gas and brake pedals, creating a hazard, police say.
In addition to accessing a fine and placing points on the driver’s record, police tweeted a photo of the car’s messy interior. It was accompanied by the caption, “A tidy cab equals a tidy mind.”