Motorcycle riders are backing a change to North Carolina’s littering law, saying some people are creating a safety hazard by leaving large amounts of grass clippings and leaves on streets.
“That could put down a motorcyclist or bicyclist. It’s very dangerous for people riding on two wheels for that to happen,” said Charlie Boone with the Concerned Bikers Association. “People just don’t think. That’s the problem. It doesn’t affect them, so they don’t think about it.”
A Republican-sponsored bill that has the backing of Speaker of the House Tim Moore would amend the littering law to specifically include “grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery trimmings and any other plant material resulting from lawn maintenance, and other horticultural gardening and landscaping activities.”
Punishments vary based on the amount of waste involved, and include a combination of a fine and community service.
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