Drivers' eyesight - a growing issue
The number of drivers who have lost their licence due to failing eyesight has more than doubled in the last four years (MSN News).
Licenses revoked for failing eyesight totalled 1,597 in 2006 but this figure increased to 4,009 in 2010, according to figures obtained by the Co-operative Motor Group following a freedom of information request.
Tony Guest, Co-operative Motor Group managing director, said: “Good eyesight is essential to safe motoring, and we would urge anybody who has concerns over their vision to contact a specialist. There is no room for complacency when it comes to road safety."
The Co-operative Motor Group points out that the law demands that any driver with concerns over their eyesight should see a doctor or eye specialist and - if advised to do so - must contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency if they have a condition that makes it dangerous to drive.
Failure to do so is punishable by a fine of up to £1,000, and will also invalidate the driver’s insurance.
Click here to read the full MSN News report.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
In the fast lane
For the Volvo Group, managing speed is one of the basics of traffic safety, but there’s more to it than just staying within the speed limits.
Mobile phone penalties double - but will it be an effective deterrent?
Edward Seaman, assistant editor of Road Safety News, reviews the change in legislation and its potential to influence behaviour.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert