2023 Code of Alabama
Title 32 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic.
Chapter 5A - Rules of the Road.
Article 3 - Operation and Use of Vehicles Generally.
Section 32-5A-60 - Throwing, Dropping, etc., Destructive or Injurious Materials Onto Highway, Road, etc., Prohibited; Removal; Penalty.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 32-5A-60 (2023)

Section 32-5A-60

Throwing, dropping, etc., destructive or injurious materials onto highway, road, etc., prohibited; removal; penalty.

(a) No person shall throw or deposit upon or alongside any highway, road, street, or public right-of-way any bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, cigarettes, cigars, containers of urine, or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle upon or alongside the highway, road, street, or public right-of-way.

(b) Any person who throws, drops, or permits to be thrown or dropped, upon any highway any destructive or injurious material shall immediately remove the material or cause it to be removed.

(c) Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from the vehicle.

(d) No person shall throw or drop litter from a motor vehicle upon or alongside any highway, road or street, or public right-of-way.

(e) The uniform traffic citation may be used for any violation of this section.

(f) "Litter" as used in this section is the same as defined in Section 13A-7-29.

(g)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 32-5A-266, any person violating this section shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor pursuant to Section 13A-7-29, the criminal littering statute.

(2) The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency shall adopt rules to implement this subsection.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-434, p. 604, §11-111; Acts 1989, No. 89-661, p. 1314, §1; Act 2019-530, §1.)

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