Driving: Eyesight

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for road safety of drivers wearing spectacles purchased online.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Drivers are responsible for wearing the correct spectacles they need for driving regardless of where they are bought. The Department for Transport makes clear the eyesight standards for driving in its leaflets, forms and on GOV.UK. The Department supports the NHS’ recommendation that adults should have their eyes tested every two years.

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