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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