This New Jersey bill would allow police to ticket drivers smoking with children in the car

This New Jersey bill would allow police to ticket drivers smoking with children in the car

Feelings about smoking aside (SPOILER: it’s a disgusting habit), are they serious? New Jersey wants to ticket you for what you do privately in your car

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A bill was introduced into the state senate that would allow police to ticket people smoking with children 17 or under in the car.

“This bill is requiring that parents in a car with kids not smoke, because we have to take care, they have no say so,” Assemblyman Charles Mainor said.

Mainor is the co-sponsor of the bill, along with State Senator Joseph Vitale.

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On the surface, this one specific law seems reasonable. The problem is when politicians use this one reasonable law as the precedence of other less reasonable laws.

Because, they’ve done it before and get away with doing it all the time.

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