What’s this all about?
From 1st October 2015 the law on smoking in cars and other vehicles with someone under 18 changed to better protect children and young people from the dangers of secondhand smoke. These new rules don’t apply to e-cigarettes (vaping).
How does this affect you?
Following this date, it will be illegal for a person of any age to smoke in a private vehicle with another person under 18 present. It will also become an offence for a driver (including a provisional driver) not to stop someone smoking in these circumstances. The fixed penalty fine for each offence is £50, although enforcement officers are able to use their discretion in issuing a warning, penalty notice or court referral. The rules apply to any vehicle wholly or partly enclosed by a roof, so a car with the sunroof or windows open would be included whereas a convertible roof completely down and stowed would not be.
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