Monday, July 11, 2005

Coming soon to a Canadian Province near you ...

Be sure to remember your helmet before leaving your parking space:

New Jersey Legislator Wants to Ban Smoking in Your Car

Lighting up while driving would become a crime if legislation proposed by New Jersey Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex) makes it into law. Assembly bill 4306 would allow police to issue an extra $250 ticket to a smoking motorist who is pulled over for a primary offense such as speeding. The bill has the heavyweight support of the Assembly's majority leader, Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) and has been referred to the Assembly's Transportation Committee for consideration.

McKeon, a foe of smoking, has also introduced a bill, A1281, that would prohibit tobacco and alcohol advertising within 500 feet of a school.

Legislation to curtail smoking in the Garden State has gained some momentum. In March, a state Senate committee approved a bill by a 7-0 vote that would ban smoking in public places. A similar ban is in effect in neighboring New York City. In England, police enforce a ban on driving with a cell phone, water bottle and other "distractions" with automated long-range cameras able to mail thousands of citations.
HT: The Agitator

1 Comment:

Pietr said...

Sorry to tell you this, but in England the police do bugger all about driving with phones even though it is banned.
Also,there are no long-range cameras.The technology exists for doppler systems for speed citations, and machine vision for tax-disks, but these are portable roadside devices and they have to display a warning sign.

Too bad about New Jersey.Looks like the Velvet Blitzkrieg is enforcing 'Germanicness' world-wide at long last.