DVLA – Full Disclosure & EYE 735T campaign
Any medical conditions that may affect your driving must be disclosed to the Driving and Vehicle Leasing Agency (DVLA) to ensure everyone’s safety on the roads.
The list of medical conditions taken into consideration by the DVLA and the conditions under which they’ll issue a licence are constantly under review so it’s vital to keep up to date.
Failure to disclose a medical condition that could affect your driving could result in a fine of up to £1,000, and it could even render your insurance invalid.
For a full list of medical conditions and the DVLA’s requirements click here.
EYE 735T Campaign
Drivers are encouraged to take the ‘number plate test’ – a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving. By law, all drivers must meet the minimum eyesight standards at all times when driving – this includes being able to read a number plate from 20 metres.
The campaign reminds the public that they can easily check their eyesight by taking the 20 metres test and points out some ways to quickly identify 20 metres at the roadside – 5 car lengths or 8 parking bays can be an easy way to measure the distance.
The campaign encourages anyone with concerns about their eyesight to visit their optician or optometrist for an eye test.
Dr Wyn Parry, DVLA’s Senior Doctor, said “The number plate test is a simple and effective way for people to check their eyesight meets the required standards for driving. It’s an easy check to perform any time of day at the roadside and takes just a couple of seconds.
Having good eyesight is essential for safe driving, so it’s really important for drivers to have regular eye tests. Eyesight can naturally deteriorate over time so anyone concerned about their eyesight should visit their optician – don’t wait for your next check-up.”
EYE 735T Campaign information taken from gov.uk website – click here for full information.