Monday, July 25, 2005

Driving bill upsets [NJ] smokers

Bill would ban puffing behind wheel

By LUIS PUGA
Courier-Post Staff
CHERRY HILL

Jamie Maynard can't even begin to comprehend why someone would propose legislation to ban drivers from smoking.

"That's like saying you can't smoke in your own house," said Maynard, 25, of Maple Shade, as she finished off a cigarette before heading into the Wal-Mart on Route 38. "This kind of stuff really gets me mad."

But if one lawmaker has his way, those who like to light up behind the wheel could face the same fate as those who talk on cell phones.

Assemblyman John F. McKeon, D-West Orange, sponsored a measure that would fine drivers up to $250 if they are found smoking while driving.


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This is just dumb IMO.

Now I' m not a smoker but I could care less if people want to smoke in their cars. But parents if you have kids in the car could you at least crack the window.

What else does Nanny Gov't want to restrict while driving?

Changing the radio? Hell why even let people have a radio in the car!

No eating or drinking in your car?

Don't roll your window down while driving! That's a distraction too.

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I do think cell phones fall into a different category though, unless you have an absolute need to call someone STAY OFF THE DAMN PHONE AND DRIVE!!