Eye, Eye, Officer: Police Focus on Drivers’ Defective Eyesight

Poor eyesight is a major cause of accidents, but it’s never really been addressed in terms of driving law. Until now. How will it affect courier work?

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(businesspress24) - Visualise this: yound so much more time on the road than your average driver.

Luckily, new proposals could help lessen this risk. Read on for more.

The Dangers of Poor Eyesight

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You might think that poor vision isns who were still driving despite poor eyesight. And this is just a percentage of those who did get tested!

A 2012 survey found that almost 3,000 casualties were caused by poor vision in just twelve months, so none of this looks good. In fact, Joshua Harris of campaign group Brake referred to the lack of mandatory requirements quite simply as

Crackdown

The attention to this issue was always staggeringly poor, but it appeared authorities tended to assume their glasses were half-full. Not anymore. A tragic, high-profile fatality caused by a driver in their 70s with poor eyesight has encouraged police to crack down.

So far, three police forces have committed to run roadside tests: Thames Valley, Hampshire and the West Midlands. Every driver stopped will be tested on their ability to read a number plate 20 metres in the distance and authorities plan to work with the DVLA to revoke the licences of those whose vision is bad enough to cause a danger to others.

Given how many eyebrows are raised over preventable accidents, it

Your Responsibilities

You may be wondering how this affects you going about your business doing your courier work. If you

Loughlin stresses that drivers are personally liable. You can be prosecuted and fined up to

This is, obviously, just about the worst thing that can happen to anyone doing courier work. Although a proper check-up with an optician is recommended, you can also check your sight the same way the police would. If you can

Groups such as Brake hope that police doing more tests will keep roads safer. And given some of the statistics above, it

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Norman Dulwich is a correspondent for Courier Exchange, the world''s largest neutral trading hub for same day courier work in the express freight exchange industry. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.



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