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100. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 314 of 20 January 2015, if she has now received the Garda report that she requested outlining the number of prosecutions so far brought under the Road Traffic Act 2006 (Restriction on Use of Mobile Phones) Regulations 2014; and the number of arrests made by An Garda Síochána under this law. [9535/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Garda authorities that, as of the 1 March 2015, 63,131 fixed charge notices have issued since 2013 in respect of the offence of holding a mobile phone while in charge of a mechanically propelled vehicle; the table below details the annual breakdown. It should be noted that these figures are provisional, operational and subject to change.
The Garda authorities have further informed me that, in respect of offences under the Road Traffic Act, 2006 (Restriction on Use of Mobile Phones) Regulations, 2014, 2 prosecutions have been initiated as of 1 March 2015.
Number of Fixed Charge Notices Issued in Response to the Offence of Holding a Mobile Phone

Year
Number of FCN Issued
2013
28,811
2014
32,372
2015*
1,948
Total
63,131
*as at 01/03/2015*as at 01/03/2015