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Three in four professional drivers support in-car smoking ban

By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 16:06

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CHANGE: Do you support the smoke ban?

Three-quarters of professional drivers support a ban on smoking in cars carrying children, a survey has revealed.

The poll, by TrackCompare, discovered 75% supported the ban, which earlier this month drew overwhelming House of Commons support and will likely be enforced next year.

Under proposals, those breaching the legislation would incur a small fine.

Kjell Anderton, Director at TrackCompare, said: “While difficult to enforce, a ban sets the right example: the protection of children must be paramount.

“Furthermore, smoking while driving is distracting and should be discouraged.

“Broadly speaking the results are what we expected.”

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  • Leonard says...February 25, 2014 (17:26)

    It’s good to read that three quarters of the people questioned said they prefer a ban on smoking in cars. When you consider the harm smoking does and the fact that only 5% of the population smoke I don’t understand why smoking bans like this takes so long to implement.