Drivers still smoking in cars with kids

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TAGS Safety Transport kids and cars Drivers still smoking in cars with kids 17 November 2015 by Staff Writers · News Corp Australia network Advocates are calling for increased fines for NSW drivers who continue to smoke with children in the vehicle. Smokers who have lit up behind the wheel with children in the car have been slapped with more than $60,000 in fines this year in NSW.Faced with a $250 on-the-spot fine for smoking with children under 16 in a car, 243 drivers and passengers have been caught so far this year and 877 have been fined since 2013."I think they should double the fines," said No Butts managing director Jack ­Jacobson."I think it's akin to child abuse."It is an outrage."The NSW Government introduced laws to protect children from second hand smoke in 2009 because it could harm children's growing lungs but smokers continue to light up.It's akin to child abuseThe most common defence was "but I had the windows open"."But when you're the driver, the smoke and the ash ends up in the back seat," Mr Jacobson said.He said the Dob In A Tosser campaign relating to rubbish should be extended to dobbing in smokers in cars with children."We absolutely encourage dobbing," he said."Absolutely dob them in." Related articles Police crack down on Gold Coast street racers17 November 2015 by Jack Houghton Ricky Muir calls for public input to fix roads16 November 2015 by Natalie Kotsios Hyundai committed to lifting Tucson to five star safety13 November 2015 by Paul Gover South Australia preparing for autonomous cars11 November 2015 by Craig Duff Hyundai Tucson slammed over four star safety rating11 November 2015 by Joshua Dowling What to read next Comments Related articles Police crack down on Gold Coast street racers17 November 2015 by Jack Houghton Ricky Muir calls for public input to fix roads16 November 2015 by Natalie Kotsios Hyundai committed to lifting Tucson to five star safety13 November 2015 by Paul Gover South Australia preparing for autonomous cars11 November 2015 by Craig Duff Hyundai Tucson slammed over four star safety rating11 November 2015 by Joshua Dowling Related pages Safety Transport kids and cars Related cars for sale Search all cars for sale Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week '); }