Wilmington, IL. (ECWd)
These photos and video were taken yesterday in Wilmington, Illinois.
People need to pay attention to what they are doing and consider the consequences of their actions.
Motorcycles, especially, can lose traction on all of this grass in the roadway and end up in an accident, which could be blamed on the person throwing all the grass clippings in the roadway.
According to News Channel 20: “In Illinois, it is illegal to put grass clippings onto any public roadway as it may cause injury to motorists or become a traffic hazard. If caught by the state, you could face big fines. A first offense littering charge would land you a $1,500 fine. A third offense could mean a $25,000 fine.”
The Illinois Litter Control Act defines “litter” in Section 3(a), which includes grass clippings, and prescribes penalties for violating the Act in Section 8, ranging from a Class B Misdemeanor to a Class 4 Felony with varying fines depending on how many times you get caught. It may also include a sentence of 30 days picking up trash along a prescribed section of roadway.