Staggering 225% increase in mobile phone detections in Donegal

 

The number of motorists in Donegal caught by Gardai holding their mobile phones while driving is up by a staggering 225% in the first two months of this year.

The data was compared to figures from January and February of 2018.

Drivers detected holding their mobile phone receive three penalty points and a fixed charge of €60.

Seatbelt, speed and drink drink driving offences have all increased in the county over the same period.

Inspector Michael Harrison is urging motorists ahead of the Easter weekend to put their mobile phones away: