Letter: Rider wants drivers to butt out safely

I was out riding my horse this morning at 5 a.m. to beat the heat.

Dear Editor:

I was out riding my horse this morning at 5 a.m. to beat the heat. I made a point of looking to see how many cigarette butts there were on the roadside between our home and the golf course, and all the way down Canyon View.

No wonder we had a fire, there were hundreds of them. Let’s get serious folks. Quit throwing your butts out of your car windows. It is not rocket science, we are tinder dry.

Our fire fighters do an awesome job. Why should they endanger their lives for human stupidity? Do you have to be that irresponsible? Please be aware of all the lives you are endangering.

Angie Heckford
Summerland