Up to lunchtime today (24th April) nationally there have been almost 300 detections for holding mobile phone while driving.
Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, Garda National Traffic Bureau said:
"There are approximately 100 fixed charge notices issued each day for mobile phone offences. Up until lunchtime today, the first of this two day targeted operation; we have detected almost 300 drivers holding a mobile phone whilst driving. This is not safe driving. We made details of this operation public and it has been widely reported in the media. I would like to thank those responsible drivers who have heeded our message to put the mobile away. For those that think they know better, I'd like to remind them that this targeted operation will continue for the rest of today and Friday…so to avoid penalty points, a fine or worse - please put the phone away whilst driving".