Trial scheme will see licences immediately revoked if a driver fails a roadside sight test
Mon 3 Sep 2018
A police crackdown on drivers with defective vision has been launched that will see every driver who fails a roadside eye test immediately lose their licence.
All motorists stopped by police officers from three forces in September will be required to read a number plate from 20 metres. If they cannot, they will have their licence revoked on the spot.
Data from the tests will be used to improve understanding of the extent of poor driver vision.
The initiative is being run by forces in Thames Valley, Hampshire and the West Midlands, and is supported by the road safety charity Brake and opticians Vision Express.