April 6, 2011


Drivers caught smoking behind the wheel, are in danger of being fined and obtaining points on their licence.

If caught driving dangerously due to smoking, eating or drinking, applying make-up etc, you could be convicted of driving without due care and attention.

Not only should you expect a fine of £60 and three points on your licence, but a hefty increase in your insurance premium.

Insurance companies are frowning upon those with driving convictions and charging them anywhere between 20 and 30% more for their insurance. Some companies are even refusing to ensure them at all.

Emily Smith of Britannia Driving School said: “Driving requires your full concentration and in order to control the car properly, both hands should be kept on the steering wheel.”

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