07 March 2006

New legislation to ban use of mobiles while driving

Breaking News.ie

07/03/2006 - 07:50:23

A long-awaited move to outlaw the use of mobile phones by motorists will reportedly be included in legislation due to be published in the coming weeks.

Reports this morning said the new Road Safety Bill would include measures to impose two penalty points on motorists caught using hand-held mobiles while driving.

Research shows that using mobile phones while driving significantly increases the risk of a crash.

However, the practice is not illegal in Ireland at present and a garda can only prosecute if he believes the motorist is driving carelessly as a result of using his or her phone.

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