Vision and driving
An avoidable tragedy
The tragic case of 16-year-old Cassie McCord, who was run down in 2011 by a driver with defective eyesight, is a heart-breaking example of what can happen if we don’t pay attention to our eyesight. The elderly driver had been stopped three days earlier when police found he was unable to read a number plate at the obligatory 20m. They asked him to surrender his licence but lacked the legal power to insist upon it when he refused.
To read about driving and the law in Britain, and about Brake and Specsavers’ road safety campaign, as well as important information about how to make sure you’re part of the solution, rather than the problem, click here.
What we are doing
Drive Safe campaign
Specsavers runs a regular Drive Safe roadshow throughout Britain and Ireland, intended to increase driver and passenger awareness of the importance of wearing the correct prescription eyewear when driving. Click here to see what else we aim to accomplish and how you can support our campaign to improve safety on our roads.