Smoking while driving with kids under 8 now illegal in Maryland - NY Daily NewsMaryland became the latest state to ban smoking while driving with a child underneath the age of 8 years old in the car, in an effort to keep kids from breathing and being harmed by secondhand smoke. Senate members voted 27-17 in favor of the bill, which would levy a $50 fine on drivers or passengers who violate the proposed new regulation. It will not carry a moving violation which adds points to one’s license, but violating the ban will be a primary offense, meaning the police will be able to pull over suspected violators without observing any other illegal movements in the vehicle.
I'm here to say - I can't find fault with this at all, except for wondering why 8 years old is the cut off. Why not 12 or 14? Why 8?
Who here will defend the right of the adult to subject their child to smoke inside a confined space like a car?