Katy Gallagher has announced that 75% of submissions into her proposal to ban smoking in cars that have children in them were supportive.
With 48 submissions that makes for 36 ayes.
In a city of ~300,000 36 votes in the affirmative seems a teensy bit light to be considered general public support.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like smoking in cars where children are present either. But here we’re going to see road rules applied in an area where there is no road safety issue at all.
One wonders how many other behaviours the Government will take against in future? But it appears this one is full steam ahead:
- ACT Health is now in the process of consulting with the Department of Territory and Municipal Services on measures the Government could take to minimise children’s exposure to ETS in cars.