After banning smoking in closed public places in UK several years ago, the UK government has gone a step further this time. A law has been introduced that bans smoking if there is a kid in the car.
Fines have been imposed for anyone found violating the law. This is only applicable in England and Wales whereas Scotland and Ireland are currently exempt from this. However there is a high possibility that both Scotland and Ireland will follow suit very soon!
£50 is the fine that would have to be paid by anyone who is found smoking in car in the presence of children. Not only this, if there is another adult in the car who didn’t stop the smoker from smoking, they would be fined too!
Is this taking the laws too far? Is UK becoming a nanny state? Or do you think the law is very reasonable and a necessity of time we live in?