Smoking whilst driving will attract a fine for “careless driving”.
Police currently enforce most careless-driving offences by issuing a warning with no further action, but government plans revealed yesterday will give them the power to issue fixed-penalty tickets.
Last one on the list.
Now I’ve been lighting up cigarettes whilst at the wheel for more years than I can remember. It’s completely second nature to me. I do it without taking my off the road for a second.
And before someone at the back shouts out that you must have both hands on the wheel. That’s bollocks.
Have you never changed the radio station, switched the lights or windscreen wipers on? Do you never change gear?
Just another little money earner for the government coffers.Or just paving the way for no smoking in cars?