Concerns raised over drivers' eyesight

Concerns raised over drivers' eyesight

Concerns raised over drivers' eyesight

First published in News

More than a third of drivers across the Bradford district are putting their lives at risk by not having regular eye tests, according to a new survey.

Results from the study, conducted by Sight Care, found that 36 per cent of drivers felt their eyesight wasn’t up to scratch.

A quarter said they couldn’t see well when driving at night, and 11 per cent said their daytime vision was ‘blurry’ when in their cars.

Around five per cent of new drivers in Bradford said they struggled to see the registration plate during the eyesight assessment in their driving test, but were given their licence anyway.

Steve Dando, optometrist at Openshaw Opticians in Cleckheaton, said: “Nearly 3,000 people are killed or injured every year in car accidents caused by poor eyesight.

"People who drive with bad eyesight are not only putting their own lives at risk, but others too.”

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7:26am Thu 17 Apr 14

Albion. says...

Some seem to also have colour blindness, particularly between red and green.
Some seem to also have colour blindness, particularly between red and green. Albion.
  • Score: 7

7:39am Thu 17 Apr 14

bd7 helper says...

More like people don't have money for an eye test
More like people don't have money for an eye test bd7 helper
  • Score: -4

7:55am Thu 17 Apr 14

food_for_thought says...

bd7 helper wrote:
More like people don't have money for an eye test
If you can afford to run a car you can afford an eye test!
[quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: More like people don't have money for an eye test[/p][/quote]If you can afford to run a car you can afford an eye test! food_for_thought
  • Score: 8

11:51am Thu 17 Apr 14

The Hoffster says...

A quarter said they couldn’t see well when driving at night, and 11 per cent said their daytime vision was ‘blurry’ when in their cars.


They should really stop w@nking behind the wheel.
[quote]A quarter said they couldn’t see well when driving at night, and 11 per cent said their daytime vision was ‘blurry’ when in their cars. [/quote] They should really stop w@nking behind the wheel. The Hoffster
  • Score: -2

12:28am Fri 18 Apr 14

36a says...

Focused on their phone instead of the road ahead
Focused on their phone instead of the road ahead 36a
  • Score: 1

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