Drivers who smoke may find themselves penalized for the way they dispose of their cigarette butts.
Throwing a cigarette butt out a window could be considered “improper disposal” and could result in motorists facing fines of up to £100.
The driver was caught out and get fined for throwing trash out their windows and the rules are no different for smokers.
This rule not only ensures smokers are doing their part to help the environment, but also limits littering.
It also means drivers won’t throw anything into oncoming pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
The rule is covered in the Highway Code, which has just been revised for 2022.
Rule 147 says: You MUST NOT throw anything out of the car; for example, food or food packaging, cigarette butts, cans, paper or bags.
“This can be dangerous for other road users, especially motorcyclists and cyclists.”
If caught throwing a cigarette butt out a window, motorists will face fines ranging from £50 to £100.
This rule also applies to any passenger in the car.
Smoking in cars is still legalbut only if every passenger on board is over 18 years old.
If caught smoking with someone under 18 in your car, you could be fined £50.
This is not the best thing a driver needs to pay attention to.
Regarding the amendment to the Highway Code, motorists can now be fined for using their phone behind the wheel at any given time.
This even includes taking photos and videos when stopped at red lights and when stuck in slow-moving traffic.
If you get caught using phone behind the wheelwhich is a £200 fine and six points on your licence.
Elsewhere, you have updated information Highway code rules was in effect?
Plus, motorists will soon be fined by their local council for chain of “minor” traffic violations.
And cyclists will be able to ride in the middle of the laneat certain times, in the Highway Code enhancement.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8298608/drivers-who-smoke-risk-100-fine/ Smoking motorists risk a £100 fine