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“Defensive Driving”

Since: Jun 08

California

#1 Jun 24, 2008
Have you heard of a new California smoke free car law. On January 1, 2008, a new law went into effect in California banning smoking in cars when there are passengers under the age of 18 in the vehicle. If caught violating the law, you may face up to a $100 fine. California is only the 3rd state to ban smoking in cars carrying children. In Arkansas a law was passed in 2006 banning smoking in cars when there are passengers younger than six years old. Also in 2006 Louisiana passed a similar law requiring smoke free cars when there are children 13 years or younger. Web-Traffic School applauds these decisions, and is publicizing the new California smoke free car law in our drivers Ed courses and our traffic school courses as well.

In a 2005 California Tobacco survey more than 90% of those surveyed supported a law to ban smoking in cars when children are present, remarkably the survey indicated that close to 90% of even smokers surveyed agreed with the law. It has long been argued that children are particularly vulnerable to secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that the air quality with in a car, where someone is smoking can significantly endanger children in the vehicle. "The dangers of secondhand smoke are well published relative to in-door facilities, so ignoring the danger which occurs in the very tight environment with in a vehicle would be unforgivable," said Victor Hernandez of Web-Traffic School, during a recent interview. "It would seem to be only a matter of time before other states will follow suit." Web-Traffic School now incorporates driving related information into the air driver's ed courses and traffic school curriculum as a public service.

Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous to young children because they breathe more rapidly than adults and their lungs are still developing, and are more susceptible to the kinds of problems caused by breathing such pollutants. Studies also suggest that children who breathe secondhand smoke on a regular basis are at a greater risk for serious ear infections. Other studies have shown that children who breathe in secondhand smoke regularly are much more likely to contract asthma and other breathing disorders than children who are not exposed to such smoke. Further, especially children six and under and especially babies who breathe in secondhand smoke are significantly more inclined to acquire respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.

In January 2006 the state of California's Air Resource Board officially declared second hand smoke to be a toxic air contaminant, which in effect likens it to asbestos or automobile exhaust fumes in its toxicity level. This announcement set the stage for the passage of the current law. Further still, in June of 2006 United States Surgeon General announced the continued exposure to secondhand smoke can cause disease and or death, especially in children, but also in non-smoking adults. In the face of the publication of these types of surveys and significant statistics, which indicate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the dangers of breathing in other peoples exhaled smoke is significant indeed, public sentiment even from smokers has moved continually in the direction of protecting children and other non-smokers from the very real health dangers from secondhand smoke. Web-Traffic School has announced its intention to continually update the public of such new information or in conjunction with traffic school courses or driver's ed courses which are taught in their local California classrooms or in the similar courses that they have available across the country, online.

This article is the beginning of a series of public service announcements which Web-TrafficSchool.com will publicize in their traffic school courses and driver’s ed courses both locally and on-line.

“Getting On Your Nerves ”

Since: Oct 07

And Loving IT !

#2 Jun 24, 2008
Vhernande wrote:
Have you heard of a new California smoke free car law. On January 1, 2008, a new law went into effect in California banning smoking in cars when there are passengers under the age of 18 in the vehicle. If caught violating the law, you may face up to a $100 fine. California is only the 3rd state to ban smoking in cars carrying children. In Arkansas a law was passed in 2006 banning smoking in cars when there are passengers younger than six years old. Also in 2006 Louisiana passed a similar law requiring smoke free cars when there are children 13 years or younger. Web-Traffic School applauds these decisions, and is publicizing the new California smoke free car law in our drivers Ed courses and our traffic school courses as well.
In a 2005 California Tobacco survey more than 90% of those surveyed supported a law to ban smoking in cars when children are present, remarkably the survey indicated that close to 90% of even smokers surveyed agreed with the law. It has long been argued that children are particularly vulnerable to secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that the air quality with in a car, where someone is smoking can significantly endanger children in the vehicle. "The dangers of secondhand smoke are well published relative to in-door facilities, so ignoring the danger which occurs in the very tight environment with in a vehicle would be unforgivable," said Victor Hernandez of Web-Traffic School, during a recent interview. "It would seem to be only a matter of time before other states will follow suit." Web-Traffic School now incorporates driving related information into the air driver's ed courses and traffic school curriculum as a public service.
Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous to young children because they breathe more rapidly than adults and their lungs are still developing, and are more susceptible to the kinds of problems caused by breathing such pollutants. Studies also suggest that children who breathe secondhand smoke on a regular basis are at a greater risk for serious ear infections. Other studies have shown that children who breathe in secondhand smoke regularly are much more likely to contract asthma and other breathing disorders than children who are not exposed to such smoke. Further, especially children six and under and especially babies who breathe in secondhand smoke are significantly more inclined to acquire respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
In January 2006 the state of California's Air Resource Board officially declared second hand smoke to be a toxic air contaminant, which in effect likens it to asbestos or automobile exhaust fumes in its toxicity level. This announcement set the stage for the passage of the current law. Further still, in June of 2006 United States Surgeon General announced the continued exposure to secondhand smoke can cause disease and or death, especially in children, but also in non-smoking adults. In the face of the publication of these types of surveys and significant statistics, which indicate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the dangers of breathing in other peoples exhaled smoke is significant indeed, public sentiment even from smokers has moved continually in the direction of protecting children and other non-smokers from the very real health dangers from secondhand smoke. Web-Traffic School has announced its intention to continually update the public of such new information or in conjunction with traffic school courses or driver's ed courses which are taught in their local California classrooms or in the similar courses that they have available across the country, online.
This article is the beginning of a series of public service announcements which Web-TrafficSchool.com will publicize in their traffic school courses and driver’s ed courses both locally and on-line.
you don't like smoking i take it?

“Defensive Driving”

Since: Jun 08

California

#3 Jun 24, 2008
I grew up around chain smokers. As a teen had to overcome asthma. I also dont appreciate smokers that are oblivious to their annoying and obtrusive habit.
Smoking in the car Law

Newport Beach, CA

#4 Mar 19, 2009
Web-trafficSchool.com announces the new California smoke free car law. On January 1, 2008, a new law went into effect in California banning smoking in cars when there are passengers younger than 18 years of age in the vehicle. Those caught violating the law will face up to a $100 fine. California is only the third state in the union to ban smoking in cars carrying children. In 2006 Arkansas passed a law banning smoking in cars when there are passengers younger than six years old. Also in 2006 Louisiana passed a similar law requiring smoke free cars when there are children 13 years or younger. Web-Traffic School applauds these decisions, and is publicizing the new California smoke free car law in our drivers Ed courses and our traffic school courses as well. Read More...

In a 2005 California Tobacco survey more than 90% of those surveyed supported a law to ban smoking in cars when children are present, remarkably the survey indicated that close to 90% of even smokers surveyed agreed with the law. It has long been argued that children are particularly vulnerable to secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that the air quality with in a car, where someone is smoking can significantly endanger children in the vehicle. "The dangers of secondhand smoke are well published relative to in-door facilities, so ignoring the danger which occurs in the very tight environment with in a vehicle would be unforgivable," said Victor Hernandez of Web-Traffic School, during a recent interview. "It would seem to be only a matter of time before other states will follow suit." Web-Traffic School now incorporates driving related information into the air driver's ed courses and traffic school curriculum as a public service.

Secondhand smoke is especially dangerous for children as they breathe more rapidly than adults and their young lungs are still developing, and are more susceptible to the kinds of problems caused by breathing such pollutants. Studies suggest that children who breathe secondhand smoke on a regular basis are at a greater risk for serious ear infections. Other studies have shown that children who breathe in secondhand smoke regularly are much more likely to contract asthma and other breathing disorders than children who are not exposed to such smoke. Further, especially children six and under and especially babies who breathe in secondhand smoke are significantly more inclined to acquire respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.

In January 2006 the state of California's Air Resource Board officially declared second hand smoke to be a toxic air contaminant, which in effect likens it to asbestos or automobile exhaust fumes in its toxicity level. This announcement set the stage for the passage of the current law. Further still, in June of 2006 United States Surgeon General announced the continued exposure to secondhand smoke can cause disease and or death, especially in children, but also in non-smoking adults. In the face of the publication of these types of surveys and significant statistics, which indicate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the dangers of breathing in other peoples exhaled smoke is significant indeed, public sentiment even from smokers has moved continually in the direction of protecting children and other non-smokers from the very real health dangers from secondhand smoke. Web-Traffic School has announced its intention to continually update the public of such new information or in conjunction with traffic school courses or driver's ed courses which are taught in their local California classrooms or in the similar courses that they have available across the country, online.

This article is the beginning of a series of public service announcements which Web-TrafficSchool.com will publicize in their traffic school courses and driver’s ed courses both locally and on-line.

For more information visit: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/secondh... .

Since: Feb 09

Harrison

#5 Mar 19, 2009
We already have this law in Arkansas, except I believe it is children under 5 instead of 18.
Just me Wolfie

Hemet, CA

#6 Mar 19, 2009
Vhernande wrote:
Have you heard of a new California smoke free car law. On January 1, 2008, a new law went into effect in California banning smoking in cars when there are passengers under the age of 18 in the vehicle. If caught violating the law, you may face up to a $100 fine. California is only the 3rd state to ban smoking in cars carrying children. In Arkansas a law was passed in 2006 banning smoking in cars when there are passengers younger than six years old. Also in 2006 Louisiana passed a similar law requiring smoke free cars when there are children 13 years or younger. Web-Traffic School applauds these decisions, and is publicizing the new California smoke free car law in our drivers Ed courses and our traffic school courses as well.
In a 2005 California Tobacco survey more than 90% of those surveyed supported a law to ban smoking in cars when children are present, remarkably the survey indicated that close to 90% of even smokers surveyed agreed with the law. It has long been argued that children are particularly vulnerable to secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that the air quality with in a car, where someone is smoking can significantly endanger children in the vehicle. "The dangers of secondhand smoke are well published relative to in-door facilities, so ignoring the danger which occurs in the very tight environment with in a vehicle would be unforgivable," said Victor Hernandez of Web-Traffic School, during a recent interview. "It would seem to be only a matter of time before other states will follow suit." Web-Traffic School now incorporates driving related information into the air driver's ed courses and traffic school curriculum as a public service.
Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous to young children because they breathe more rapidly than adults and their lungs are still developing, and are more susceptible to the kinds of problems caused by breathing such pollutants. Studies also suggest that children who breathe secondhand smoke on a regular basis are at a greater risk for serious ear infections. Other studies have shown that children who breathe in secondhand smoke regularly are much more likely to contract asthma and other breathing disorders than children who are not exposed to such smoke. Further, especially children six and under and especially babies who breathe in secondhand smoke are significantly more inclined to acquire respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
In January 2006 the state of California's Air Resource Board officially declared second hand smoke to be a toxic air contaminant, which in effect likens it to asbestos or automobile exhaust fumes in its toxicity level. This announcement set the stage for the passage of the current law. Further still, in June of 2006 United States Surgeon General announced the continued exposure to secondhand smoke can cause disease and or death, especially in children, but also in non-smoking adults. In the face of the publication of these types of surveys and significant statistics, which indicate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the dangers of breathing in other peoples exhaled smoke is significant indeed, public sentiment even from smokers has moved continually in the direction of protecting children and other non-smokers from the very real health dangers from secondhand smoke. Web-Traffic School has announced its intention to continually update the public of such new information or in conjunction with traffic school courses or driver's ed courses which are taught in their local California classrooms or in the similar courses that they have available across the country, online.
This article is the beginning of a series of public service announcements which Web-TrafficSchool.com will publicize in their traffic school courses and driver’s ed courses both locally and on-line.
Yah I just got that question wrong when I went to renew my license. Time for us to get the hell out of here!

“Defensive Driving”

Since: Jun 08

California

#7 Apr 6, 2009
Traffic school programs are usually anywhere from a five to eight hour course held in a classroom setting. This course may be divided into shorter sessions and in multiple days. The total "in class" time is the same either way and must equal eight hours. If a violator shows up late to class they will be required to stay after for the amount of time they were tardy in order to complete the full eight hours. The county where the traffic violation occurred determines where you will/may attend traffic school and if an internet course is allowed to be taken instead. Known for being about as entertaining as watching paint dry, modern traffic schools offer incentives to attend, for example, coupons to a comedy club or discounts on a future traffic school course. The average cost for traffic school is $35 is addition to what is paid to the court as indicated on the initial citation. The course instructors are not always law enforcement, and have no special training or higher education in respect to traffic laws and safety. The typical traffic school course consists of several lectures about the traffic laws and safe driving habits as printed in the DMV driver manual. Some short videos on the subject matter may also be shown and a quiz/test is usually given at the end of the eight hours. Passing the test is not mandatory but it must be taken. Also available online traffic school on the internet at www.web-trafficschool.com . After the eight hours are over the violator will complete a form distributed by the traffic school instructor. The instructor also distributes the receipt of payment and certificate of completion of traffic school which must be submitted to the courts.

“Defensive Driving”

Since: Jun 08

California

#8 Apr 6, 2009
Successful completion of a driver education course is required by many state agencies before young drivers receive their driver license or learner's permit. In some states, however, students taking driver's education have the opportunity to receive a waiver for successful course completion, which allows them to receive a learner's permit or driver's license without taking some of the tests Successful completion of a driver education course is required by many state agencies before young drivers receive their driver license or learner's permit.

http://www.web-trafficschool.com/drivered.php

In some states, however, students taking driver's education have the opportunity to receive a waiver for successful course completion, which allows them to receive a learner's permit or driver's license without taking some of the tests
juan

Denver, CO

#9 Apr 6, 2009
Vhernande wrote:
Have you heard of a new California smoke free car law.
That's nothing. If I made the laws, I'd yank peoples kids away from them for attempting negligent homicide via 2nd hand smoke.

Give a hoot, don't pollute (as the old ad said).

And, cig smokers are the #1 litterbugs, they throw cig butts everywhere and it piles up- all cause they're too damn lazy to put it out and throw it in the trash. Litterbugs also pollute via this route. So, when you look at the whole picture, cig smokers pollute every damn thing and everyone.

Smokers who defend their addiction, I add this directed to you people :
You think it's ok to smoke around others lungs? Well, if I were fat and "forced down your throat tons of fatty foods", would you object?, yes?, then don't bitch when the same objection is said about you're "forcing everyone to breathe in your damn smoke".
raerae

Trenton, NJ

#10 Apr 6, 2009
Speaking of cig. butts...

Everytime it rains the water from the street pours down my driveway like a waterfall and across my back yard depositing HUNDREDS of cig. butts all along the way.

I couldn't tell you how many time I got on my husband for his friends dumping their ashtrays along side our drive way.

Literally, that is what I thought until I realized the supply replenishes everytime it rains.

It's disgusting. I've picked up hundreds if not thousands of butts already and I haven't even lived here that long yet.
Julie S

Long Beach, CA

#11 Apr 7, 2009
In a 2005 California Tobacco survey more than 90% of those surveyed supported a law to ban smoking in cars when children are present, remarkably the survey indicated that close to 90% of even smokers surveyed agreed with the law. It has long been argued that children are particularly vulnerable to secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that the air quality with in a car, where someone is smoking can significantly endanger children in the vehicle. "The dangers of secondhand smoke are well published relative to in-door facilities, so ignoring the danger which occurs in the very tight environment with in a vehicle would be unforgivable," said Mr Hernandez of Web-Traffic School.com , during a recent interview. "It would seem to be only a matter of time before other states will follow suit." Web-Traffic School now incorporates driving related information into the air driver's ed courses and traffic school curriculum as a public service. http://www.web-trafficschool.com/traffic.php

Secondhand smoke is especially dangerous for children as they breathe more rapidly than adults and their young lungs are still developing, and are more susceptible to the kinds of problems caused by breathing such pollutants. Studies suggest that children who breathe secondhand smoke on a regular basis are at a greater risk for serious ear infections. Other studies have shown that children who breathe in secondhand smoke regularly are much more likely to contract asthma and other breathing disorders than children who are not exposed to such smoke. Further, especially children six and under and especially babies who breathe in secondhand smoke are significantly more inclined to acquire respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
Just me Wolfie

Hemet, CA

#12 Apr 7, 2009
Julie S wrote:
In a 2005 California Tobacco survey more than 90% of those surveyed supported a law to ban smoking in cars when children are present, remarkably the survey indicated that close to 90% of even smokers surveyed agreed with the law. It has long been argued that children are particularly vulnerable to secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that the air quality with in a car, where someone is smoking can significantly endanger children in the vehicle. "The dangers of secondhand smoke are well published relative to in-door facilities, so ignoring the danger which occurs in the very tight environment with in a vehicle would be unforgivable," said Mr Hernandez of Web-Traffic School.com , during a recent interview. "It would seem to be only a matter of time before other states will follow suit." Web-Traffic School now incorporates driving related information into the air driver's ed courses and traffic school curriculum as a public service. http://www.web-trafficschool.com/traffic.php
Secondhand smoke is especially dangerous for children as they breathe more rapidly than adults and their young lungs are still developing, and are more susceptible to the kinds of problems caused by breathing such pollutants. Studies suggest that children who breathe secondhand smoke on a regular basis are at a greater risk for serious ear infections. Other studies have shown that children who breathe in secondhand smoke regularly are much more likely to contract asthma and other breathing disorders than children who are not exposed to such smoke. Further, especially children six and under and especially babies who breathe in secondhand smoke are significantly more inclined to acquire respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
Julie I realize this but all these crazy laws and stuff even though I have quit smoking (hardest thing I have ever done) I realize that not only is ciggies stink I can not stand now to be next to folks that wear too much cologne or anything like that. I was sooooooooo sick from the over the top smells. I wish they would ban those chemical smells and perfumes too! I do not want to sit next to anyone who has way too much perfume. It makes me SICK!

But I will say this, if you think second hand smoke is bad, then I assume you have never traveled to China, Thailand India as hell just the air quality there is so bad, I rather breath second hand smoke. Not kidding!!!

“Defensive Driving”

Since: Jun 08

California

#13 Apr 7, 2009
Just me Wolfie wrote:
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Julie I realize this but all these crazy laws and stuff even though I have quit smoking (hardest thing I have ever done) I realize that not only is ciggies stink I can not stand now to be next to folks that wear too much cologne or anything like that. I was sooooooooo sick from the over the top smells. I wish they would ban those chemical smells and perfumes too! I do not want to sit next to anyone who has way too much perfume. It makes me SICK!
But I will say this, if you think second hand smoke is bad, then I assume you have never traveled to China, Thailand India as hell just the air quality there is so bad, I rather breath second hand smoke. Not kidding!!!
Congrats on quitting. I grew up around smokers and I cant stand to be around cigarettes.
Just me Wolfie

Hemet, CA

#14 Apr 7, 2009
Vhernande wrote:
<quoted text>
Congrats on quitting. I grew up around smokers and I cant stand to be around cigarettes.
I know me too I can not stand to be around it or anything that smells. It makes me sick now. But the hardest thing to quit is smoking. And I see so many young kids smoking here again. I want to beat their butts, LOL!
Scooter

Orange, CA

#15 Sep 22, 2009
Look out for new legistation regarding smoking in our cars. What will the fine be. Safe car driving seems to be on everyones mind. But not in our schedules. We need more education for existing drivers and new / teen drivers. A more complete and extensive drivers education. How can we expect our driving public to drive more safely if we dont educate and give the tools to do so.

Also a consideratoin of increasing the minimum age and decresing the maximum age to drive should also be a consideration. Accidents off all kinds are on the rise. Complete a drivers education / drivers ed course on http://www.web-trafficschool.com
Drew

San Francisco, CA

#16 Jan 27, 2011
Just me Wolfie wrote:
<quoted text>
Yah I just got that question wrong when I went to renew my license. Time for us to get the hell out of here!
Please leave. I don't care why, I just am looking for any reason to make it so there is less traffic here.
jamie

De Pere, WI

#18 Aug 30, 2011
Just me Wolfie wrote:
<quoted text>
I know me too I can not stand to be around it or anything that smells. It makes me sick now. But the hardest thing to quit is smoking. And I see so many young kids smoking here again. I want to beat their butts, LOL!
Smoking is not the hardest thing to quit. I have quit over a yr ago. I think the hardest addiction to stop is the use of some drugs, such as pain pills. I have a loved one addicted to them and they can't stop. In reguards to states having a smoking ban in the car when children are present, it's a great idea! I hope all states pass it eventually. It should be banned in all bars and eating establishments also!

“Chasing Chunky's Chicks”

Since: Jun 11

Jackson Hole

#19 Aug 30, 2011
jamie wrote:
<quoted text>
Smoking is not the hardest thing to quit. I have quit over a yr ago. I think the hardest addiction to stop is the use of some drugs, such as pain pills. I have a loved one addicted to them and they can't stop. In reguards to states having a smoking ban in the car when children are present, it's a great idea! I hope all states pass it eventually. It should be banned in all bars and eating establishments also!
Others have quit drugs of all types.
It is not that he can't it is that he won't.
Robert Patinson Fan

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Nov 9, 2011
Dear Drew, get a life.
This began as a productive and informative post. You can handle this topic, then you leave....be gone with you and your pathetic attitude. Cigarette smoking is harmful to all, and a nuisance too.
Jason Graham

Manteca, CA

#21 Dec 4, 2011
Lol!, that's what the children in the car are thinking too! "it's time to get the hell out of here"!, but with a cough or two.

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