17 people caught in Donegal so far today in mobile phone crackdown

textingA crackdown on people using mobile phones whilst driving is underway in Donegal today with the launch of the National Mobile Phone Operation.

If a driver is caught texting on their phones they could face a fine of up to €1,000 for a first offence, increasing to €2,000 if it is a second offence, with the possibility of a three month jail sentence.

The gardaí operation will take place over the next two days in a bid make drivers aware of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving.

So far in Donegal today 17 drivers have been caught, and Inspector Michael Harrison is urging all drivers to put their mobile phones away.....