smoking in cars
Low rate of fines 'not a sign the law is ineffective'.
Just one person in the UK has been fined for smoking in a car with a child, since it was made illegal a year ago, according
Every week nearly half a million children are exposed to second-hand smoke in their family car in England and Wales. That's the equivalent of almost 15,000 classrooms full of kids being exposed to quantities of polluted air that not even Volkswagen would try and cover up.
Parliament has opened the door for legislation that would prevent children from being exposed to second-hand smoke in cars
"A ban would be the nanny state going too far"? People once described the law against drink-driving as an example of the nanny state going too far, telling people what they could or couldn't do in their own car. Yet most now accept it as sensible. Other than being about protecting children within the car rather than pedestrians and other drivers outside, this law would be exactly the same. And given the number of children it affects, the benefits for the nation's health could be equally if not more dramatic.
Should It Really Be Illegal to Smoke in a Car When You Have a Child in the Car? How Will It Be Enforced and What is Next?
Any sensible adult knows that one should not smoke around children and especially when one is in an enclosed space such as a car or even in the same room; however do we really need legal legislation for this? There are a number of issues that we need clarification on, but we also must ask how the police are going to enforce this law?
Smoking in a car when a child is present could soon be illegal after the House OF Lords defeated the Government. Campaigners
Labour is seeking to impose a ban on smoking in cars while children are present. Shadow public health minister Luciana Berger
International studies show that, in the overall scheme of things, smoking is a very minor distraction compared to fellow passengers, unruly children, changing a CD or retuning the radio. Perhaps we should ban them too, just in case.