Monday, December 1, 2014

British Drivers Don’t Meet New Vision Standards

“Many UK drivers shouldn't be on the road as they don't meet new EU vision standards, according to research by Anglia Ruskin University,” reports Medical News Today. “The UK came into line with the rest of the EU in 2012 by introducing the need to achieve a score of 6/12 on a Snellen scale letter chart. The EU directive aims to standardise the level of vision required to drive across the EU so that license holders in one member state will meet the requirements to drive in others. In the UK, the directive has been addressed by introducing an acuity standard of 6/12 in addition to the existing test of reading a number plate at 20m outdoors, which has been the UK standard since 1935.” Read more.

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