Thursday, 1 October 2015

Car farting ban comes into force

From the BBC

A law banning farting in vehicles carrying children has come into force in England and Wales.
Drivers and passengers who break the law could face a penalty fine of £50 - but police say they will take a non-confrontational approach initially.

Whenever an under-18 is in the car, persistent bean-eaters will still be liable even if the windows are down or sunroof open.

But the law will not apply to people who are driving in a convertible which has the roof down.

The Scottish Parliament is expected to consider bringing in its own law banning farting in cars carrying children next year.

The science behind the ban is straightforward. Methanethiol is a component of flatulence gases and toxic in high concentrations. From Wikipedia -

A safety data sheet (SDS) lists methanethiol as a colorless, flammable gas with an extremely strong and repulsive smell. At very high concentrations it is highly toxic and affects the central nervous system. Its penetrating odor provides warning at dangerous concentrations.


Demetrius said...

Quite right. Also that book "The Wind In The Willows" should be banned as well.

wiggiatlarge said...

Never mind the children, there is someone quite close who would like it banned right now..........Gone With the Wind anyone !

Weekend Yachtsman said...


A K Haart said...

Demetrius Wiggia and WY - I blame Eccles cakes.