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Gardaí pulled over a driver who was snapchatting himself out the window of his car

He picked up a €60 fine and three penalty points.

Image: Lauren Hurley

GARDAÍ IN LIMERICK pulled a driver over last night who was taking a snapchat of himself out the window of his car.

The man was pulled over in Limerick last night and handed a €60 fine and three penalty points.

Since May 2014, it has been illegal to text or hold a mobile phone while driving.

In 2013, there were over 28,000 people detected holding a mobile phone whilst driving, said the gardaí, the second highest offence detected nationally.

Needless to say, it is not smart or legal to send snapchats while driving.

Gardaí have pledged to crack down on people using phones while driving. Last month in Limerick, 30 drivers were stopped in one area in just nine hours.

Elsewhere in Limerick yesterday, gardaí seized a car belonging to a driver who had previously been disqualified for 15 years and had no tax, insurance or NCT.

That driver will now receive a court summons.

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