Driver gets $100 ticket for smoking in car with child present

Posted at 2:34 PM, May 14, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A driver in Virginia Beach was cited a $100 ticket for smoking in a vehicle with a minor present last week.



Virginia Beach Police Department Traffic Safety tweeted about the incident.

§ 46.2-810.1 of the Code of Virginia says it is unlawful for a person to smoke in a motor vehicle when a minor under the age of eight is present inside, punishable by a civil penalty of $100.

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No such statute exists in Florida. A bill was introduced in the Senate in 2016, but died in a committee.