More than half (54%) of fleet managers said they worry that some of their employees may be driving when their eyesight is not good enough to do so.
The research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare surveyed fleet managers from 164 companies, representing up to 414,000 public and private sector employees.
It also revealed that, while the vast majority of fleet managers (91%) think it is very important that their employees who drive in the course of their work have their eyes tested, only 38%, actually have a policy in place to test the eyesight of occupational drivers.
Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, comments: “We believe that all drivers, particularly those who are at increased risk - employees that drive in the course of their work, so are in the car for longer - should undergo a full eye examination, including tests of acuity and visual fields, to determine that they are safe to drive.”
When did you last have your eyes tested? Let us know on the Fleet News poll and for further insight and analysis on this issue see the next edition of Fleet News out on February 16.