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No Convictions For Drivers In Co. Kildare Fined For Using Mobile Phones In 2020

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Between 2018 & 2020 Co. Kildare had a 19% conviction rate

One in four people brought to court for driving while using their mobile phones are being convicted.

Co. Kildare has the highest number of prosecutions outside the four major cities.

It was recorded that 835 people in the county were brought before the courts between 2018 & 2020.

Co. Kildare had a 19% conviction rate for the 3 year period.

However, the Kildare conviction figure for 2020 was 0.

Out of 167 people before the courts, no one was prosecuted.

Susan Gray, Founder of Parc Road Safety Group joined Clem Ryan on 'Kildare Today' this morning:

The use of mobile phones behind the wheel has become of increasing concern in terms of road safety, and is as dangerous as drink driving.

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