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Drivers must never take their eyesight for granted

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Operation Vision in Okehampton

The Devon & Cornwall Police roads policing unit were out in Okehampton yesterday focusing on road safety and specifically the requirement of drivers to have good vision.

100 cars were stopped and all 100 drivers were spoken to and given advice and education regarding eyesight checks.

As a result of Operation Vision one driver was reported to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) for failing a roadside eye sight test and will have their licence revoked. Two drivers had borderline adequate eyesight and were given warnings.

The full rules about driving eyesight and standards of vision for driving can be found on the government website:

One driver was issued with a £100 fine for not having a valid MOT certificate, and another driver was similarly penalised for having no insurance. 

Four drivers were given advice and education about tyre condition and one vehicle was issued a penalty for having an Illegal number plate.


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