The Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015

Coming into force - 1st October 2015

These Regulations made under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Health Act 2006, contain provisions to require private vehicles in England to be smoke-free when children are present.

Regulation 2 provides for private vehicles to be smoke-free when they are enclosed, there is more than one person in the vehicle and a person under the age of 18 is present in the vehicle. Caravans and motor caravans are excluded when they are being used as living accommodation.

Regulation 3 ensures that there is no duty to display no-smoking signs in vehicles that are smoke-free by virtue of these Regulations.

Regulation 4 provides that a penalty notice may be given where there is reason to believe that a person has committed an offence of failing to prevent smoking in a vehicle that is smoke-free by virtue of these Regulations.

Regulation 5 sets the amount of the penalty for a penalty notice given in respect of an offence of failing to prevent smoking in a vehicle that is smoke-free by virtue of these Regulations.

Regulation 6 provides for chief officers of police to be enforcement authorities for vehicles that are smoke-free by virtue of these Regulations.