Limerick prosecutions for mobile phone use while driving almost triple in 2023

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LIMERICK saw a 141 per cent increase in prosecutions for driving while holding a mobile phone in 2023.

That’s according to figures provided by Gardaí to Ireland South MEP candidate Cynthia Ní Mhurchú, following a new survey by Aviva which found that almost a third of drivers nationwide admitted to using their phones while driving.

Fianna Fáil EU elections candidate Ms Ní Mhurchú described the figures as “worrying” and appealed to Limerick drivers to “put down the phone” while driving this bank holiday weekend.

The penalty for using a phone while driving is a €120 fixed charge and three penalty points.