Smoking in car with kids could carry $1,000 fine in Indiana soon

Two Indiana lawmakers are pushing for a four-figure fine for drivers caught smoking in a car with a child inside. The bill proposed by State Sens. Eddie Melton and Jim Merritt would make smoking in a car with a child under the age of six a crime. Drivers caught puffing inside a vehicle with a young child would be ticketed with a $1,000 fine. If you are caught three times in a year, the fine would go up to $10,000. Eight states and Puerto Rico have smoke-free car laws, including: Arkansas, with a child under the age of 14. California, with a child under the age of 18. Louisiana, with a child under the age of 13. Maine, with a child under the age of 16. Oregon, with a child under the age of 18. Puerto Rico, with a child under the age of 18. Utah, with a child under the age of 16. Vermont, with a child under the age of 9. Virginia, with a child under the age of 8.

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