350. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of drivers stopped for watching videos while driving; his plans to bring in stronger sanctions to prevent such activity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28167/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have requested a report from An Garda Síochána in relation to the use of a mobile phone while driving. I will be in contact with the Deputy directly on receipt of this report.
Legislative responsibility sanctioning this form of activity would fall to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.