Litter lout drivers should face points on their licence if rubbish is dropped from their car, according to campaign group Keep Britain Tidy (KBT).
Punishing drivers should be made easier, say KBT, who want a fine, along with the penalty point, imposed on car owners who allow litter to be dropped from their car.
Phil Barton, KBT's chief executive, said: 'Our research shows that the best deterrent to stop motorists littering is points on their licence, community service and a large fine - in that order.'
Nearly 2000 bags of rubbish dumped each day
Over 700,000 bags of rubbish are collected from England's roads each year, according to KBT, with cigarette butts, drinks cartons and fast food packaging the most collected items.
Figures from the Highways Agency show:
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