« BackMEP calls for tougher penalty point regime for using phone while driving

An Ireland South MEP is calling for a tougher penalty point regime for people using their mobile phone while driving.

Garda figures show that almost 14,923 people were caught on their phones behind the wheel in the first six months of the year.

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Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune, who’s a member of the EU Transport committee, says the UK has recently decided to double penalty points for drivers using a mobile phone, with increased fines.

She’s calling for increased points here also.