Wednesday 26 November 2014

In just one hour, gardai find 89 drivers on mobile phone

Published 14/02/2014 | 08:34

Drivers have been warned about the danger of using mobile phones
Drivers have been warned about the danger of using mobile phones

Gardai have said that during a one-hour checkpoint yesterday, they caught 89 drivers holding a mobile phone while driving.

Garda checkpoints took place in Dublin between 3-4pm yesterday.

"Those detected will be prosecuted by way of a Fixed Charge Penalty, incurring penalty points and fine of €60," gardai said today.

Meanwhile, gardai also carreid out breathchecks at a checkpoint on the N11 in Dublin yesterday - 33 tests were carried out but no offences were detected.

Nevertheless, gardai continue to relay the message: "Don't drink and drive"

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