New laws to ban smoking inward cars alongside children passengers convey come upwardly into forcefulness inward England together with Wales today (October 1 2015). The novel rules apply to whatever driver or rider inward whatever “enclosed vehicle” when a kid nether the historic menstruum of eighteen is on board.
Anybody caught breaking the law is discipline to a £50 fine. It volition too hold upwardly an offence for a driver, including a provisional driver, non to halt i of their passengers smoking inward a mortal vehicle if there’s a small-scale present.
Figures demo currently inward England to a greater extent than than 430,000 children aged xi to fifteen are exposed to second-hand smoke inward cars every week, together with a similar law already exists inward unopen to states inward America, equally good equally inward Australia, Canada together with a few European countries.
Read on for answers to your primal questions on the novel ban on smoking inward cars alongside kids...
Will the smoking ban extend to convertible cars?If you’re driving a convertible alongside the roof fully down, yous needn’t worry – the law exclusively applies to mortal vehicles enclosed wholly or partly past times a roof. That way that having a sunroof or window opened upwardly won’t cutting whatever H2O ice alongside police trace if you’re caught smoking alongside kids on board. Partially convertible models similar the Porsche 911 Targa or the Fiat 500C are too probable to Earth yous on the incorrect side of the law, patch having the air conditioning on or sitting inward an opened upwardly doorway aren’t get-out clauses from the novel legislation, either.
How does the smoking ban operate alongside 17-year-old drivers?The law inward the UK of Britain together with Northern Republic of Ireland is a piddling strange inward that yous can’t legally purchase cigarettes until you’re eighteen merely it’s genuinely legal to smoke them when you’re 16. With that inward mind, if you’re a 17-year-old alongside a provisional licence or convey of late passed your test, the novel smoking inward cars law doesn’t ban yous from smoking inward your ain presence. The law does boot inward if you’ve got passengers who are nether 18, of course.
Are e-cigarettes included inward the ban on smoking inward cars?No. The rules don’t apply to e-cigarettes, merely smoking them inward enclosed spaces is controversial alongside Wales having banned their purpose inward world buildings.
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