We are working with Brake to reduce injuries and fatalities by promoting eye health

It's estimated that nearly 3000 casualties each year on UK roads are caused directly by drivers with poor eyesight. With one in four drivers risking their licence by not having a regular eye test. Because of this, Vision Express has partnered with national road safety charity, Brake, to raise awareness of driver eye health.

Brake exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day. They work with communities and organisations across the UK to make streets safer for everyone and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.

Together, we will soon be launching a new campaign, 'Driving for Zero'. Building on the success of our 'Eye Tests Save Lives' campaign, this new initiative will aim to save lives by raising awareness of the dangers of driving with poor vision or ill-health

Jonathan Lawson, Vision Express CEO, explains: "It's extremely worrying that reports estimate five million drivers on UK roads would fail a number plate test if they had to take it again. What's more, almost six in ten agree that reading a number plate as part of a driving test is an outdated and ineffective way to check sight is good enough to drive for years to come. That's why we're committed to continuing to reach out to motorists and do all we can to encourage them to consider their vision before getting behind the wheel."

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