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UK Roadblocks set up to catch drivers smoking, no not pot.. Tobacco!
03-02-2011, 10:01 PM #1
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Police roadblocks are being set up to catch drivers who are breaking the law – by smoking at the wheel of their company vehicle.

Council wardens and Essex Police will carry out random inspections across the county to look for evidence of illicit cigarette use.
They will even hunt for cigarette butts in the ashtrays and smell the air inside the vehicles in order to clamp down on the outlawed practice.
Workers were banned from smoking in their company cars as part of the Health Act introduced in 2006.
The law made it illegal in all vehicles used primarily for business purposes by more than one person.
Anyone caught breaking the law faces a £50 fixed penalty fine or a possible court conviction, which carries a £200 fine.

read it all at telegraph.co.uk

Certainly is a nanny state.

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03-02-2011, 10:24 PM #2
Ghostie Member
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same thing going on here in Ontario Canada
03-02-2011, 10:29 PM #3
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(03-02-2011, 10:24 PM)GhostHunter Wrote:  same thing going on here in Ontario Canada

shocked.gif I can not believe that. People from the States have the misconception that Canadians enjoy more freedoms than the majority of US citizens. In Utah they kill you for having a joint, and then tell you to get down on the ground.

These laws designed to keep us "safe" are all about conditioning people to submit. Oh thats okay, I wasn't really using my civil liberties anyway.

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03-02-2011, 10:35 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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It's illegal to drive and talk on your cell phone here without a hands-free plugged in. If the cops see you breaking that specific law they go İmage from the cop car chuckle.gif
03-02-2011, 10:41 PM #5
yankees skier
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same here in NY, it's a ticket and points on your license. i have hands free now in my car.

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03-02-2011, 11:18 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(03-02-2011, 10:41 PM)yankees Wrote:  same here in NY, it's a ticket and points on your license. i have hands free now in my car.

Hands free? How do you steer? hmm.gif12.gif

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03-02-2011, 11:36 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(03-02-2011, 11:18 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(03-02-2011, 10:41 PM)yankees Wrote:  same here in NY, it's a ticket and points on your license. i have hands free now in my car.

Hands free? How do you steer? hmm.gif12.gif

With a knee, one hand for beer and one to shift hi5.gif
03-02-2011, 11:38 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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chuckle.gif I can drive and roll a cigarette... Although that skill isn't much needed anymore as I've been nicotine free for almost a year hi5.gif



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