06.09.2011

Charity launches driving vision campaign

Charity launches driving vision campaign

By Alexa Kaczka

A leading charity is spearheading a new campaign designed to highlight the legal obligations motorists have to ensure their vision is good enough for them to drive.
 
The Eyecare Trust and Westfield Health are collaborating on the initiative, which is designed to raise awareness of the problems before they pass into UK law in 2013.
 
Information, advice and details about the requirements will be publicised as part of the initiatives and updates about the legislation's progress will also be announced.
 
Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, said that legislation on this area has already highlighted the problem that this presents.
 
He said: "We hope that this partnership will help educate and motivate motorists to ensure their vision is roadworthy. It will also keep people up-to-date with what any proposed changes in legislation will mean for them."
 
Earlier this month, the Institute of Advanced Motorists warned that poor eyesight causes 50 per cent of the road collisions attributed to mobile phone usage. 

by Alexa Kaczka


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