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[The new restrictions on texting while driving.]

Via Boards.ie contributor Ironclaw:

“I’m not a solicitor, but ‘between mobile or fixed numbers assigned in accordance with national numbering plans’ wouldn’t cover the likes of iMessage where contacts can be defined by email addresses and not phone numbers.
By my reading, its not an offence to use a GPS or touch the screen for other purposes. In fact, the only offence seems to be messaging (SMS, Text and Email) But I doubt any Garda will listen to you because its frankly impossible to tell from a distance what someone is doing on their phone.”

Legal Coffee Drinker has been alerted.

Meanwhile, anyone?

New Penalties For Texting While Driving Comes Into Force (RTE)

Thanks Conor