A new ruling in the Highway Code (Latest Edition) means that drivers who smoke could be prosecuted.\r\nThe smoking driver could be charged with not taking due care and attention.\r\nDrivers should not be distracted with other activities says the Minister of Road Safety Jim Fitzpatrick. The Minister is hoping this will also deter drivers from other distractions whilst behind the wheel such as use of a mobile phone or map reading.\r\n
The new edition of the Highway code contains new safety code aimed at new drivers is 42 pages longer and has 29 more rulings.
\r\nSmoking is of course a big issue in the UK at the moment and of course company vehicles are classed as work areas.\r\nThe new smoking in a car ruling will give the police options to question your ability to drive the vehicle in a proper manner.
Published by admin on September 28th, 2007 in Highway Code