Eyesight Test made easier?
February 8, 2011 Leave a comment
New EU proposals which would make the eyesight element of the driving test easier have given rise to road safety concerns.
Ministers are looking to cut the minimum distance from which a motorist has to be able to read a number plate, following a change in EU law aimed at standardising the rules across Europe.
Under the new requirements the reading distance would fall from 65 feet and seven inches (20 metres) to 57 feet and 5 inches (17.5 metres). This is despite the great variation in the size of characters on number plates across Europe.
According to the Daily Telegraph report, the government is ready to adopt the EU distance after a series of laboratory safety tests.