More caught smoking while commuting

Observers said the rise could be due to the fact that the law was extended to private-hire vehicles - which outnumber cabs more than two to one - last October.
Observers said the rise could be due to the fact that the law was extended to private-hire vehicles - which outnumber cabs more than two to one - last October.PHOTO: ST FILE
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Experts point to law being extended to cover private-hire vehicles as reason for increase

Nearly 500 people have been taken to task for smoking in public-service vehicles such as taxis and buses since 2013, with an uptick in the numbers recently.

Observers said the rise could be due to the fact that the law was extended to private-hire vehicles - which outnumber cabs more than two to one - last October.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2018, with the headline 'More caught smoking while commuting'. Print Edition | Subscribe