IT has taken many accidents before holding mobile telephones whilst driving was made illegal and even now enforcement is difficult.

Smoking, eating and tuning in radios or sat navs can result in a dangerous driving charge, so how long will it take to outlaw driving whilst puffing an ‘electronic cigarette’?

These devices are too cumbersome to be held between lips so must be hand-held, again, this leaves only one hand for driving. Today at the Mountbatten Roundabout I saw such an incident.

The lady involved struggled with gears and steering with one hand, whilst clutching on to what could only be described as a mini torch in her mouth.

This device may be great to wean smokers away from tobacco and its health risks, but will cost lives in motor accidents.

The law needs changing now whilst the trend is in its early stages.


Dolbery Road