Friday, April 6, 2012
Smoking May become a Primary Traffic Offense
The Times reports that the Maryland Senate just passed a bill to ban all smoking in cars carrying kids under the age of 8. Supporters say they have “studies” so it must be a bona fide problem. The best part is that Maryland’s new smoking ban will be a primary offense so any officer seeing them light up may pull them over and ticket them. No mention was made about residual smoke even when a kid is not along but there are studies supporting that also so I suspect that could be next. After all – why do you think most new cars no longer come with ashtrays?
Come on Havre Council. Ban smoking in all cars to save the innocent from smoke or worse yet the residual smoke. It is just so unfair to those of us that can’t buy a used car without that ashtray smell in the headliner.
Source: Washington Times