28 April 2023

College supports new road safety campaign

The College is supporting a major new road safety campaign called ‘Is Your Vision Roadworthy’.

The campaign, launched today, involved police officers inviting motorists to take part in voluntary roadside vision screening between 27 February and 12 March 2023. 

Some of the findings are listed below: 

  • 42% of motorists had not had an eye test in the last two years
  • 33% said they had been prescribed vision correction for driving
  • 2.2% failed the 20 metre number plate test
  • The youngest driver to fail was aged 30 and the oldest 90 years of age.

As part of the campaign, our Clinical Adviser, Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu MCOptom, took part in the campaign podcast, which you can listen to here.

Take part in the campaign

You can take part in the campaign and share in your practice or on your practice website or social media channels. Below is a list of downloadable assets that you can use: 

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