martine wrote:sussex2 wrote:My own observations of peoples eyesight which in many cases is poor and rarely tested.
We did, many years, ago a completely unprofessional test of pupils at a driving school and found many of them had poor eyesight; legal (just) for the driving test but poor.
OK but all I can say is, it's not my experience. I've not come across a leaner yet who falls below the legal minimum and I've only had one driver on the NDORS National Driver Alertness Course (I help with) who was marginal.
That's not to say it's not a problem (esp with older drivers) but personally I think there are other more effective things which could be done to better improve road safety.
Do you think the legal requirements for the test are adequate? I admit that whilst I was teaching ab initio (some years ago) I was always dubious.
Ps I also think there are other things we can do to make the roads more safe, but wonder if there is likely to be a will from the government in years to come.
Edited to add ps.