Lighting up with kids in car may soon be prohibited for Connecticut drivers

Drivers in southwestern Connecticut already banned from talking on their cell phone while driving, may soon face new restrictions when behind the wheel. Justin Kvadas, 10, brought the idea before the Select Committee on Children at the state Capitol Tuesday. Kvadas and state Representative Henry Genga (D-East Hartford) say the purpose of the bill is to educate people about the dangers of second-hand smoke around young children. The bill would ban smoking in cars if a child less than 7 years old or less than 60 pounds is in the vehicle. Kvadas says he wants to help the children who cannot speak for themselves. Some, however, argue that any smoking ban in cars infringes on certain rights.