In the dark winter months, do you meet the driving eyesight rules?

Driving-eye-test

Driving during the winter months can be challenging as the darker mornings and early evenings may make it more difficult to see clearly. Additionally, glare from the low sun can reduce visibility, as can rain and fog. All of these factors make driving more hazardous at this time of year, and even more so if you have issues with your eyesight.

Eyesight deteriorates over time and it's recommend that all drivers have their eyes tested at least every two years. All drivers must be able to meet the standards of vision for driving, as outlined on the 'Driving eyesight rules' page on GOV.UK. Consequently, fleet operators and others that are responsible for workers who drive as part of their job must be proactive about getting proof that they have had their sight checked.

If a driver has a problem with their eyesight, that isn't short- or long-sightedness or colour blindness, then the DVLA must be informed.

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