17.01.2012

Regular eye tests "vital" for older drivers

Regular eye tests "vital" for older drivers

By Alexa Kaczka

It is vital that all drivers, and particularly older ones, undergo regular eye tests to see whether they need vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses, it has been urged.

That is the opinion of the road safety charity Brake, which has said that having good vision on the roads can often be the difference between life and death.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive at road safety charity Brake, said that motorists need to realise the "vital importance" of getting their eyes tested at least every two years, even if they think their vision is fine.

"It's a key part of your responsibility as a driver to make sure you're not risking your own life and other people's," she added.

Brake also recently announced it is renewing its calls for the government to introduce compulsory eyesight tests, to ensure all drivers are fit for the road and help to prevent tragedies from occurring across the nation.

by Alexa Kaczka


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