It’s the original distracted driving, but drivers caught smoking while on busy roads in Taiwan will start being fined in 2015. While the act of lighting up and actually holding the cigarette while driving can take your concentration off the road and your hands off the wheel, it was pedestrians that lawmakers were worried about.
Because many people in Taiwan get around by scooter, and smoke while doing so, there had been many complaints of people nearby having ash blown into their eyes.
So how much will offenders have to pay for potentially blinding an innocent bystander? The China Post has the answer, and it’s kind of ludicrous.