The team at Specsavers Tring are asking drivers in the local community to test their eyes for ‘roadworthiness’, by reading a number plate outside the store from 20.5 metres away.
Increase in on the spot fines for drivers in Hertfordshire
The activity, which will take place on Saturday 13th October, has been organised by the store following a recent announcement from Hertfordshire police that there will be an increase in on the spot fines for those drivers who can’t clearly see the car in front of them. Drivers who can’t read number plates at 20.5 metres away risk incurring a fine and having their licenses revoked. This will also be in place across Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Those members of the community who can’t read the number plate will be encouraged to come inside for a free eye test.
A word from the director
Divya Kukadia, retail director at Specsavers Tring, says she hopes many members of the community take up the offer to test their eyes:
‘We thought this would be a fun way to address a really important issue. If you can read the number plate, then great, it’s good to know drivers on the road are looking after driver safety. If not, then come inside and we can organise an eye test for you.’
‘We’ll also be offering £30 off designer specs as a single pair offer and further £10 pounds off our two for one offer for those who book on the day.’
The team will also be giving out free high-vis jackets to coincide with Road Safety Week, which runs from 19th November to 25th November.