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Is it illegal to smoke in a car while driving?
Smoking while driving itself is not illegal, but just like eating and drinking, if it causes distraction behind the wheel you could face a charge of careless driving. If you鈥檙e travelling with passengers aged under 18 though, it is illegal to smoke in the car. Changes were made to the law in 2015 to protect children from second-hand smoke.
What are the dangers of smoking while driving?
Smoking while driving 鈥?physical and physiological dangers and risks 1 The act of taking a cigarette out of the packet,… 2 Passive smoking by passengers. If you have passengers in your car they will be subject… 3 Long term risks when driving. If you鈥檝e been smoking a while then there鈥檚 a whole list…
What is the law on smoking while driving in the UK?
Smoking while driving was banned in the UK as of October 2015 in a move to help cut children鈥檚 exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. The ban only extends to cars with passengers aged 0-17 years old and there are steep fines if it goes to court.
What happens if you get caught smoking in a car?
They can also be used to show dangerous driving, an offence which could lead to imprisonment, particularly if the dangerous driving causes a death. Rule 148 of the Highway Code includes smoking as one of a number of distractions to be avoided when driving or riding: What about smoking in company vehicles?