Smoke free (private vehicle) regulations 2015

Offence: 
For a person of any age to smoke in a private vehicle (that is enclosed wholly or partly by a roof) that is carrying someone who is under 18

or

for a driver (including a provisional driver) not to stop someone smoking in these circumstances.

Applies to:

  • Any private vehicle that is enclosed wholly or partly by a roof.
  • A vehicle with a sunroof open.
  • Sitting in the open doorway of an enclosed vehicle.
  • Motorhomes, campervans and caravans when they are being used as a vehicle.

Does not apply to:

  • E-cigarettes.
  • Motorhomes, campervans and caravans when they are being used as living accommodation.
  • A convertible car, or coupe, with the roof completely down.
  • Somebody who is 17 and smoking alone in a private vehicle.
  • Boats, ships and aircraft¬†(covered by other legislation).
  • Work vehicles and public transport¬†(covered by other legislation).

Further reading:

The Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015

The Smoke-free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007

The Smoke-free (Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

The Smoke-free (Exemptions, Vehicles, Penalties and Discounted Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

The Smoke-free (Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) Regulations 2007

The Smoke-free (Exemptions, Vehicles, Penalties and Discounted Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

The Smoke-free (Premises, Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007