Good eye-dea?

Road safety charity Brake wants the Government to think again about testing drivers’ eyesight in order to improve safety on the roads.

The charity wants the number plate test given to learners to be replaced by regular eyetests. There are currently no rules for motorists to take eye tests once they’ve attained a driving licence.

As a charity that supports families devastated by road deaths and injuries, we recognise how vital it is to ensure all drivers have good eyesight,’ said Julie Townsend, campaigns director for Brake.

‘Being able to see clearly what's in front and around you is fundamental to safe, responsible driving. So it's baffling that the government proposes making the number-plate test even easier, rather than taking the opportunity to tighten up regulations.’

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