Smoking also distracts drivers in France

Nobody speaks of the danger of smoking at the wheel

27 August 2019

A crackdown on the use of telephones at the wheel is a wise precaution.

Too many drivers regularly use their hand-held phone while driving. But nobody speaks of the danger of smoking at the wheel – distraction while lighting the cigarette, distraction while flicking off the ash into the ashtray (or, worse, out of the window!) and then finally stubbing it out or, again worse, throwing it out of the window.

I suspect that the smoking lobby is too strong and no government has the courage to introduce a law forbidding smoking at the wheel.
Keith White, Limours

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