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The Daily Poll

Poll: Do you use your mobile phone while driving?

A judge in Cork has criticised what he called an “epidemic” of mobile phone use by drivers. Are you one of them?

A JUDGE IN Cork has criticised what he called an “epidemic” of mobile phone use by drivers in Ireland.

The Irish Examiner reports Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin as saying yesterday that he could not think of a more dangerous occupation than using a mobile phone while driving. At the Cork Circuit Appeals Court, he said that the action had reached “epidemic” proportions and that the country was “blighted” with the practice, praising the Gardaí for increasingly bringing such cases before the court.

In February, Gardaí launched Operation Focus which aimed to focus road users’ attention on garda enforcement of measures against the illegal use of a mobile phone driving which can result in fines of up to €2,500 and four penalty points on your licence. Last year, the Road Safety Authority said that using your mobile phone while driving quadrupled the risk of being in a crash.

Today we want to know: do you use your mobile phone while driving?

Poll Results:

Yes (1161)
Yes, but only with a hands-free kit (984)
No, never (801)
No, but I used to (304)
Don't want to say (81)

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