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Visual Efficiency And Road Safety (Report)

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Transport what action he proposes to take on the report entitled Visual Efficiency and Road Safety, prepared and forwarded to him recently by the Association of Optical Practitioners.

The Association's Report proposes more stringent eyesight tests for drivers. A more immediate question is whether the present standard permits defects in vision which make drivers particularly liable to accidents. So far there is no evidence of a relationship between vision defects and liability to accidents. The Road Research Laboratory are working on this and research will continue.