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Road Safety

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many random eye tests have been conducted on motorists in each of the last five years; and what proportion of drivers have been assessed as having eyesight below the required level. (96897)

The police have no power to stop a driver specifically to conduct a random eyesight test. Where there is reason to suspect that a driver has defective eyesight, the police may require the driver to undergo an eyesight test. Data relating to eyesight tests are not collected centrally.