Smoking to be banned in your car
So, if you're a driver who is considered to be failing to take ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent others smoking in cars with children, you can face a fine up to £10,000. Just imagine how many cartons of cigarettes you could buy with £10,000.
The law applies to any cars carrying children and, in addition to this, a proper ban will come into place in December, being implemented proper in October 2015.
Obviously, smokers are going to have to start putting their children on the roof rack if they want to get stuck into some Benson & Hedges.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "The time has come," for a ban, like some ominous overlord.
This change in law will be made under provisions in the Children and Famlies Act. Legally speaking, a child is anyone up to the age of 18, but of course, 16 year olds can toot bifters as well, so that'll be a fun game for those enforcing the law.
Anyway, there you have it. No more smoking next to your children while you're driving. What do you make of that? Do you feel like people who smoke around children are arses, so sod 'em? Or, is it the principle of the matter, with the government telling you what to do in the privacy of your own vehicle, that ticks you off?