Drivers should have eye tests every 10 years to prevent accidents on Bolton’s roads, according to an advanced driver.
Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the government to make eye tests mandatory following the release of figures from Specsavers and RSA Insurance Group, which show nearly 20 per cent of people have put off visiting an optician when they noticed they had a vision problem.And were these people all motorists?
Brake believes eye tests every 10 years would save the public purse £6.7 million annually by preventing crashes.And fill the coffers of the likes of Specsavers, of course!
Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive, Brake, said: “Compulsory regular eyesight testing for drivers is a commonsense, lifesaving move. Clearly the public agrees that the government needs to act to tackle the alarming number of drivers taking a lax approach to their eyes.”Does it? Where does the public get asked that question, Julie? Funny, I can’t see it anywhere in the report.
Maybe I need my eyes tested?