Gardaí ramp up checks on mobile phone use while driving
Gardai attached to the Traffic Division are carrying out checkpoints tonight and tomorrow in the Dublin region to ensure drivers are not using mobile phones while behind the wheel.
During Thursday alone, over 100 fixed penalty notices were issued to motorists caught using their phones.
Mob ph enforcement on Wellington Quay, you cant see his face but he’s laughing, he won’t be when he gets 2 pts+fine pic.twitter.com/kgbBLjn66F— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 30, 2014
The Assistant Garda Commissioner, John Twomey, said the two central pillars that assist in their campaign to drive down the number road traffic collisions and fatal injuries are enforcement and education.
It is through checkpoints such as these that we can carry out both functions simultaneously, he claimed.