EM Motoring Assistant is reminding motorists of all ages to make an appointment for an eyesight test this year. The organisation says our driver eyesight regulatory system is no longer fit for purpose and needs to be updated urgently.
GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments, “You should only drive when you’re sure you can see properly. After all, poor eyesight is linked to more than 3,000 fatal and serious injury collisions every year. We continue to be concerned that there are too many people driving whose eyesight has deteriorated to a dangerous level. This puts their safety at risk, as well as the safety of others sharing the same road space.
“So many people are staying behind the wheel into their eighties and beyond. This, coupled with the greater volume of traffic and an increase in distractions, both inside and outside the vehicle, points to the clear need for more regular and detailed eyesight testing.”
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