News | Smoking In Cars Illegal In Taiwan

In Taiwan it will soon be illegal to smoke while driving on a busy road. A new amendment to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act passed yesterday after its third reading in the Legislative Yuan.

The new amendment will be enforced sometimeĀ in 2015 and carries a fine of NT$600 which translates into roughly USD$19.00.

The way the new amendment is written you can be fined for lighting up, exhaling smoke, holding tobacco (cigar or cigarette).

The exact date that the new law will go into effect will be set after an assessment by the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Interior. This is expected to happen in the first half of 2015.

Taiwan is home to 23 million people over 13,974 square miles and was founded in 1911.