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Poor eyesight: drivers risking ban

Vision Express eye test

One in three motorists in the UK is risking a driving ban due to overdue eye tests, a new study has revealed.

Almost 30% of drivers are overdue an eye test, with 4% admitting to never having had one, according to the research for Vision Express.

Drivers with uncorrected vision which falls short of legal thresholds face potential insurance invalidation, a heavy fine, penalty licence points and even driving disqualification.

When it comes to planning a long drive, Brits are more likely to spend time stocking their vehicles with drinks and snacks, rather than checking their vision is fit to drive by having a recent eye test.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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