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Smoking in a Non-Smoking Zone Costs Lady Cabbie £600 fine

Smoking in a Non-Smoking Zone Costs Lady Cabbie £600 fine

Smoking in a Non-Smoking Zone Costs Lady Cabbie £600 fine

A lady taxi driver, Helen Jones of Newport, Gwent, who illegally smoked three times in her own cab was fined £200 per offence.

All taxis are classed as a smoke-free place under the Health Act 2006.

Despite previous warnings and awareness of the legal reprecussions the lady taxi driver smoked three cigarettes in her own cab, and was observed doing so by a senior council manager and community wardens.

For each offence she was fined £200 and then multiplied by three to give a fine of £600.

Furthermore, she threw a cigarette butt onto the ground outside.

However, Jones already previous held five fixed penalty in the preceding three years.

To make things worse, Jones failed to appear in Cwmbran magistrates court for the three smoking offences, as well as one of littering for dropping her cigarette butt on the floor.

Consequently, she received the maximum fine of £200 per offence because she disregarded the law repeatedly, and then along with court costs she has to pay £980.

The legislation to prevent smoking in smoke-free places has been introduced to protect members of the public from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke.

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