BRITS could be hit with a hefty fine and road ban for vaping when behind the wheel.

Motorists who use e-cigarettes while driving can find themselves in hot water with police if the clouds of vapour obscure their vision.

While vaping isn’t illegal, drivers who are distracted by e-cigarette smoke can be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.

The vape clouds can produce a similar visual impairments to glare from the sun, which can often cause fatal accidents.

Police can hit you with a £100 on-the-spot fine and three penalty points if they believe the clouds of smoke impact your ability to drive safely.

And in more serious cases or those contested in court, the charge can attract a maximum £5,000 fine, up to nine penalty points and even a court-imposed driving ban.

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James Gratton – The Sun – January 21, 2020.

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  1. Bit of a scaremongering headline to be honest. This only applies if the police feel that your vision is obscured as you state in the article. Just crack your window and you have nothing to worry about.

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