New rules coming in place will ban smoking in cars with children on board from 1st October 2015, and will apply to drivers and passengers in any “enclosed vehicle”.
This means the ban doesn’t apply to convertibles (with the roof down, of course), and sunroofs don’t count. Anyone caught will be subject to a £50 fine.
From October 1st 2015, private vehicles must be smokefree if they are enclosed, there is more than one person present and one of them is under 18. So it will be an offence:
- For a person of any age to smoke in a private vehicle that is carrying someone who is under 18.
- For a driver (including a provisional driver) not to stop someone smoking in these circumstances.
The rules don’t apply to e-cigarettes, though.
You have been warned.
Via Car Magazine
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