Smoking in cars is the latest hot potato for politicians with no more pressing issue to occupy their time. Not an unworthy aspiration in the fight against a filthy industry that begets a filthy consumer habit, but in the latest twist it’s being touted as a road safety issue. It’s not, it’s an anti-smoking issue, and we support that.
Road, vehicle and driver safety is another matter. When, how and what you can and cannot now do in the privacy of your own vehicle is already so regulated that we think ‘enough is enough’ – no more rules please! Drivers are not naughty and slightly stupid children who need better ‘boundaries’.
Car technology and safety has never been better, and the crash rate has plummeted over the past few decades. We think it’s safer to sit in your car than to risk being mugged walking down the street. What do you think?