People heading to France are being warned that from yesterday it is illegal to eat while driving a car.
Anyone caught snacking while at the wheel can now be pulled over and handed an on-the-spot fine of up to £50. The new law is a draft of measures aimed at cracking down on careless motorists.
Other new rules now also make it illegal to apply make-up, read a map or listen to 'excessively loud music' while at the wheel. Using headphones or other wireless earpieces are also now banned while driving either a car, a motorbike or a bicycle.
Starting July 2, it will also become illegal to smoke in a car when a child aged 12 or under is present. Smoking is also banned outdoors at children’s play areas, including those at motorway rest areas. Notices have been put up in several languages at motorway service stations to alert foreign visitors to the measures.