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Smoking Will Be Banned While Driving…

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Smoking Will Be Banned While Driving…

Recent press releases forewarn that smokers will be banned from smoking while driving in the UK from 1 October 2015 when children are in the car as passengers. Reasons cited were that a third of people in a survey stated that smoking was one of their biggest distractions while driving, with research finding that smoking behind the wheel increases the risk of accident by 150%. Furthermore, the effects of children passively smoking while in the car has been called to be reduced.

The fine for smoking while driving will be £50. The vote for the law was passed by an MP vote of 342 for and only 74 against.

 

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The ITV documentary report can be found on the following link http://www.itv.com/news/2015-02-22/a-third-of-drivers-unaware-of-upcoming-car-smoking-ban/

The same story is reported by the BBC in the following article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31310685

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