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DOT Sending Anti-Litter Message to N.C. Drivers

Posted July 27, 2007 11:07 a.m. EDT
Updated July 27, 2007 8:20 p.m. EDT

— In an attempt to cut down on roadside trash, the state Department of Transportation is including a litter-prevention message with vehicle registration renewals.

The DOT plans to distribute 1 million fliers, which inform drivers of the importance of properly securing loads and include an anti-litter message from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The DOT spent $16.6 million last year to remove more than 10 million pounds of roadside litter. The Highway Patrol issued more than 2,100 citations for littering and unsecured loads.

For more information about litter prevention, call 800-331-5864 or see the .