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Council wardens and Essex Police will carry out random inspections across the county to look for evidence of illicit cigarette use.
They will even hunt for cigarette butts in the ashtrays and smell the air inside the vehicles in order to clamp down on the outlawed practice.
Workers were banned from smoking in their company cars as part of the Health Act introduced in 2006.
The law made it illegal in all vehicles used primarily for business purposes by more than one person.
It sounds like the UK and the U.S. are in a race to see who can enact the highest number of mickey mouse, nonsensical laws to enforce and harass the civilians with.
Originally posted by webpirate
If the law just applies to company cars, or to cars that are primarily involved in company activities that carry more than 1 person, then how is this a police matter?
It seems to me the companies themselves should be handling it like any other violation of company rules or property.
There has to be more to this than this doesn't there? It just doesn't make sense. unless I'm reading something wrong here.