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.
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