Number of drivers banned for poor eyesight on the increase

James Batchelor

Figures released by the Department of Transport have revealed some 6,000 British motorists were banned in 2011 due to poor eyesight – a 10 per cent increase on the previous year.

Currently, UK motorists and insurance policy holders are only required to read a number plate from at least 20m away but the recent findings have provoked drivers to call for improved testing methods.