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Ireland to stage phone enforcement operation

A targeted Mobile Phone Enforcement Operation will take place across Ireland on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 April 2014. The aim of the operation is to make drivers aware of the dangers of using a mobile phone, and to detect offending motorists. Intercepting such distracted drivers will modify driver behaviour, thus making the roads safer for all road users.

In 2013, there were more than 28,000 people detected holding a mobile phone whilst driving, the second highest offence detected nationally. This display of bad driver behaviour requires continued and prolonged attention. Provisional figures from a previous national mobile phone operation held on 27 March 2014 yielded a 300% increase in detections above the average daily detection rate. It is apparent that holding a mobile phone whilst driving remains a significant issue.

Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, Garda...

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