UK Drivers Warned of Fines, Potential Bans for Vaping While Driving

UK Drivers Warned of Fines, Potential Bans for Vaping While Driving
UK drivers who vape while driving could face significant fines and even driving bans under a new law.

Drivers in the United Kingdom have been warned that they could face substantial fines and potential driving bans for vaping behind the wheel. With around 4.3 million Britons using vapes, according to ATS Euromaster, drivers who vape in their vehicles risk obstructing their view of the road due to the vapor produced.


Reaching for a vape can be considered careless driving, as it can cause distractions and hinder the driver's ability to focus on the road. The government has recently introduced a law prohibiting vaping in cars, with violators risking an on-the-spot fine of £100 and up to nine points on their license. The maximum fine for this violation can reach £5,000.


Lynne Neagle, Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, announced plans to make Wales smoke-free by 2030. She emphasized the negative impacts of smoking on health and wellbeing, and the importance of tackling health inequalities that have been further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Neagle introduced the ambitious tobacco control strategy for Wales, aiming to create a smoke-free nation by 2030, emphasizing the need for collective action to benefit current and future generations.

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