Police have advised car owners to quit vaping Whilst Driving.
At present, it is not illegal to vape whilst Driving, but if police believe a driver is being distracted by an e-cigarette or the vapour it produces, then a fine of as much as £2,500 could be enforced.
“The smoke caused by vapes are a distraction and the consequences of them can be dire,” said Sergeant Carl Knapp from the Sussex Road Policing Unit.
He added: “All it takes is a moment to become distracted and potentially cause a crash and even worse, a fatality.
“I strongly advise people to pay 100 per cent attention to the roads when driving as anything that takes that attention away has the potential of severe consequences.”
Sergeant Carl said: “If you are going to vape I advise that you open your windows and blow the vapour directly out, just ensure that you are in full control of your vehicle before doing so.”
The fines also apply to drivers distracted by eating, drinking or using mobile phones.
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