All fleet managers have been urged to ensure their company drivers get regular eye tests so they can be safe while on the road.
Experts from the Fleet Safety Forum, a division of the road safety charity Brake suggest that it is essential to have an eyesight test every two years or more frequently and whenever there is a cause for concern.
However, in the UK approximately 12.5 million people who are due a test do not have one and have problems with vision that make it impossible for them to pass even the basic eye test.
Caroline Perry, marketing manager at Brake, said: "Eyesight needs to be tested regularly throughout a driver's lifetime.
"Fleet managers must address the issue internally and consider their drivers' eyesight as part of their wider fleet safety strategy. Being an experienced and skilled driver is meaningless if a driver is unable to spot hazards due to poor vision."
The first 50 companies who order the Fleet Safety Forum's Look Sharp poster and e-guidance campaign pack will be able to have them free of cost. The materials are targeted to help drivers and managers understand the importance of regular eyesight tests.
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