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Old 28th Sep 2007, 15:41
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helimutt
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: uk
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Always wondered about this. Aren't cigarettes drugs? Don't they have some sort of effect or stimulation on the human brain (why else would people smoke) so therefore, isn't it like drinking at the wheel? Plus you can't be in 100% cuntrol of a car whilst holding on to a lit cigarette.
I also note that a lot of smokers I see in cars, are also carrying children in the car. Good for their health then...NOT!
Ban smoking ...Period!
148a (i)
Safe driving and riding needs concentration.
Avoid distractions when driving or riding such as
loud music (this may mask other sounds)
trying to read maps
inserting a cassette or CD or tuning a radio
arguing with your passengers or other road users
148 (ii)
The following must not be done whilst driving a motor vehicle
eating and drinking
smoking
I see that the previous poster had the earlier quote from the Highway Code, not the updated version.
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