Fleet drivers being short-sighted over wearing glasses, says Auto Windscreens
According to the poll of British adults by YouGov, commissioned by Auto Windscreens, over half surveyed needed glasses or contact lenses to drive, with one in three of all adults not realising it is against the law not to wear their glasses or lenses whilst driving.
Driving without glasses or contact lenses, if you are required to wear them, is a criminal offence which could result in a £1,000 fine, three penalty points or disqualification from driving.
Nigel Davies, Auto Windscreens' sales and marketing director, said: 'It is minimal cost and a small amendment to your Duty of Care policy to remind your drivers that they should regularly have their eyes tested and wear glasses or contact lenses, if required to do so, when driving.
'All companies requiring employees to drive on company business have a moral responsibility to ensure all their employees when driving on company business do so in a safe and considerate manner.'