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“Comparethemarket” reminds drivers of Vision Needs

“Comparethemarket” reminds drivers of Vision Needs

We {Opchat News} have reported many times about the poor state of Vision in many drivers on the road. Indeed even back nearly 2 years ago we reported that “Almost half of Brits unaware they could be fined for driving without prescribed glasses.” (Read Here)

Now the Insurance Market Comparison and facilitator Compare the Market has a full and key message to drivers on their website.

The piece uncovers essential information on the following:

  • Legal requirements for driving in the UK
  • The risks of driving with poor eyesight
  • Causes of poor eyesight
  • Safety facts for drivers with eyesight problems

“Did you know that based on research, poor eyesight causes over 2,900 road casualties every year in the UK, and it’s also estimated that there are over 1.8 million active drivers on UK roads who do not meet the minimum eyesight standards? ”

In Summary it concludes a very comprehensive piece by saying: 

comparethemarket graphic“Drivers who wear glasses or contacts need to pay special attention to their vision. In particular, they should attend regular eye tests to ensure they are meeting the UK’s legal requirements for eyesight. The DVLA has set minimum standards that everyone must meet.

Failure to meet these standards poses a real danger to both yourself and others when on the road, so it is vital that drivers with poor eyesight take responsibility and make conscious steps toward driving safely every time they get behind the wheel. This includes things like; always making sure there is a spare pair of glasses kept in your car and investing in the right eyewear for your individual correction prescription.”





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