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28 March 2007

No smoking while driving

In what's believed to be a first for any major city worldwide, the High Court in New Delhi has banned smoking while driving in India's capital city.

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In what's believed to be a first for any major city worldwide, the High Court in New Delhi has banned smoking while driving in India's capital city, the Associated Press reports.

The smoking ban was among a number of new laws introduced to fight bad driving habits in the city. The court also outlawed the use of mobile phones while driving. People caught smoking or using a cell phone face a $32 fine - a heavy penalty by local standards.

People who break the law more than five times will have their license revoked, the AP reported.

More than 1 900 people die on New Delhi's roads each year. Traffic laws, which haven't been updated since they were introduced 20 years ago, are largely ignored by drivers, the AP reported. – (HealthDayNews)

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