A new measure introduced in the New Jersey legislature could make smoking in your car illegal and punishable by up to $250 in fines. While the law faces long odds in getting passed, the mere suggestion that one of the last bastions of the cigarette butt could be outlawed have smokers in a huff. Assemblyman John McKeon, whose father died of emphysema, is sponsoring the measure. He cites a AAA-sponsored study that found of 32,000 accidents linked to distractions, 1% were related to smoking, which amounts to 320 smoking-related accidents. The article doesn't mention whether the accidents resulted in fatalities or severe injuries. New Jersey law enforcement has already gone on record saying it would rather not enforce such a law. Just in case this measure does get passed into law, smoke 'em if you get 'em.
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