Undergoing regular eye tests can help to save lives in the long term, according to one expert.
Phil Moss, commercial vehicle manager at the insurance company Swinton, made the comments after a poll by his organisation found that many operators of commercial vehicles may have defective eyesight after failing to undergo eye tests.
The study found that the most common reason for not going for an eye test was a lack of free time, while a quarter of drivers who had missed an examination felt that it was unnecessary.
"As van drivers spend a lot of their working day on the road it is really important that their eyesight is tested on a regular basis. Failure to do so could endanger their life and the lives of other road users," Mr Moss explained.
Meanwhile, Armor All recently said motorists should make sure that they have a clear view of the road before setting off on their journeys, as failing to do so can increase their risk of being involved in an accident.
by Adrian Galbreth