Smoking to be banned in family cars from October 2015
Smoking is to be banned in cars carrying children next month – and offenders will be punished with a £60 fine or five points on their driving licence.
If the case goes to court, anyone smoking in a car carrying a child could be fined up to £80.
Drivers who fail to take ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent others smoking in cars with children face even bigger fines – up to £10,000.
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The law will apply to any cars carrying children, and the legislation is expected to be passed in December.
The ban will come into force from October next year.
Tory and Lib Dem MPs backed the measure in February, and Prime Minister David Cameron said, ‘the time has come’ for a ban.
The change to the law will be made under provisions in the Children and Families Act.
Source : Click Me