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Advice for Fleet managers – Fleet drivers face new sight threat to licences

Company car and van drivers could be stripped of their licence within hours if they fail a roadside eyesight test. Fleet managers are being advised to give everyone who drives a company vehicle regular eyesight tests following the introduction of tougher legislation. The police were officially given enhanced powers to take immediate action against any motorist who fails a roadside eye test on February 7. Any driver stopped by police who is unable to read a licence plate at a distance of 20 metres will now have their driving licence stripped within a matter of hours. Although there is currently no specific legal requirement for a business to ensure that its drivers comply with minimum sight requirements, companies are being encouraged to introduce regular eye tests to prove duty of care