Drivers who fail a roadside eye test will have their licences instantly revoked by police as part of a crackdown on dangerous driving.
Three police forces are planning to trial the approach, which could have consequences nationwide.
Under the new campaign officers will test the vision of every motorist they stop. If they cannot read a licence plate from 20m away they will immediately be barred from driving.
Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands forces will trial the idea.
Sergeant Rob Heard, who represents the forces taking part in the campaign, said: “Not being able to see a hazard or react to a situation quickly enough can have catastrophic consequences.”
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Brilliant, so they should
Only problem with that is that there has to be officers to stop them in the first place. Powers are great, people to implement them is the issue.
There are plenty of them on mobility scooters and these people drive on the payment so maybe these to can have a test before buying one and learn how to drive, like a test run
Make sure you know where your glasses are!
I agree if you can’t see then you should have your glasses on, but if they are going take your licence away for something like that then being on drink or drugs whilst driving should also be a reason to take it as well because surely you aren’t seeing that clearly when you’re under the influence......just saying
Can not see that happening
That is way too far away, I have glasses for driving hubby said that’s over 60 foot
Just ban all drivers over the age of 60 they are all terrible and a danger to others. In fact at that age they are just about to become a drain on society, taking pension money and filling up the NHS. So don’t test them – just chuck them all in a demolition derby style event with no seatbelts and no glasses allowed
Good, might catch a few mobile idiots as well.
I hope all police go through this test too. If they fail they should lose their job - simple
I have seen bad drivers who have just passed their test and they drive through red lights. In fact just ban anyone who has ever done over 20mph. Job done.
Police should test the police officers as well
Police drivers take regular eyesight checks already
Oooh, dear must deffo remember my glasses more