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Fitness to Drive

A Brief Guide to the Current Medical Standards

Are you able to read a number plate at 25 yards (20.3 metres)?

Any change in your health or eyesight which is likely to affect the safety of your driving requires you, by law, to inform the Licensing Authority (and insurance company).

With your spectacles (if worn) and in good daylight you must be able to read a number plate at 20.3 metres and have an adequate field of vision.

To drive if you are unable to meet these requirements is a criminal act and will invalidate your insurance.

You should not restart driving until you have received confirmation from your eye specialist that your vision meets the standards set.  For vocational drivers the standards are more stringent and a report may be requested from your Ophthalmologist.


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