to follow-up on my recent blog about smokers and cigarette butt trash, i have to tell you all that two days ago i was riding a bus through the Hammersmith area of London and while we were stopped i saw a borough sign on a street lamp post.  the sign declared that a £75 fine would be imposed for dropping a butt on the ground (see sign above).

now, i doubt a single ticket has been issued for this littering offense, judging by the number of butts on the sidewalk, but it's a step in the right direction.

with so many trash and butt bins all over the place there's just no excuse for dirtying London with your butts.  i hope people DO get the £75 fine.  that'll mean something -- IF law enforcement actually writes the tickets.

OK -- i'm off my soapbox now  ;-)