(Meredith) – It’s probably not a good idea to light up a cigarette while driving with a child in the car, especially if you're in Virginia.
Someone in Virginia Beach recently received a $100 ticket after smoking in a vehicle with a minor present.
The Virginia Beach Police Department tweeted a photo of the citation on May 8 with the caption: “Protect your children and keep $100 in your pocket! #NoSmoking #WeAreWatching.”
In 2016, the state passed a law that prohibits a person from smoking in a vehicle when a minor under the age of 8 is present. The violation is a secondary offense, meaning drivers would have to be pulled over for another traffic violation first.
According to WAVY-TV, officers have cited six drivers for the offense since the beginning of this year.
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