lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow police to pull over drivers
for smoking with a child under age 12 in the vehicle.
sponsored by Rep. Thomas DePoy, R-Rutland, any driver in violation would
face a fine up to $100.
DePoy told The Rutland
Herald he didn’t like the idea of telling people what to do, but
said he knew from experience what it’s like to be a child riding in a
vehicle with someone who smokes.
up with my grandmother and my mother, who smoked,” he said. “It bugged
me as a kid, and I know it bugs kids today.”