Car Smoking Ban comes into force today.

A law banning smoking in vehicles carrying children as passengers comes into force today in England and Wales.

It is now illegal to smoke in a vehicle with anyone under 18.  Both the driver and the smoker could be fined £50. The law applies to every single driver in England and Wales; including 17 year olds who hold a provisional license.

The New law applies:

  • to any vehicle that is enclosed wholly or partly with a roof.
  • when people have the windows, sunroof or the air conditioning on.
  • when someone its smoking in the open doorway of a vehicle

The law doesn’t apply to:

  • e-cigarettes
  • 17 year old driver alone in their own car
  • a convertible car with the roof down
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