GEM call for Government action on driver eyesight tests.
VSP Vision Care has backed the Department for Transport’s (DfT) plans to consider eye tests for elderly driver over the age of 70.
VSP Vision Care UK says drivers’ eyesight should be checked on a frequent basis to ensure companies fulfill health and safety and duty of care guidelines.
A survey of more than 2,500 GEM members reveals that 75% support mandatory eye testing for anyone returning to driving following a court ban or medical revocation.
Venson Automotive Solutions poll shows worrying number of drivers would fail roadside number plate eyesight test being enforced by police.
Motorists who fail an eyesight test after being stopped by police will have their licences revoked on the spot under a new crackdown.
The DVLA is encouraging drivers to take the ‘number plate test’ as a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving.
Brake estimates that poor eyesight is linked with approximately 3,000 casualties a year and 1.8 million drivers have vision below the minimum standard.
Brake is running a webinar for fleet and road safety professionals on the risk of poor driver eyesight, and the importance of combatting it in your fleet.
Business drivers whose employers use IAM RoadSmart courses can now benefit from reduced rate glasses and eye care through a new partnership with HeathcarePlan.
Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has seen a threefold increase in demand for driver eyecare vouchers in the last 12 months.
Research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has found that most employers believe driver eyesight testing would help reduce collisions and save businesses money.
GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to introduce compulsory eyesight testing for all drivers at regular intervals to improve road safety.
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