Car Insurance, Bad Eyesight Threatens Your Insurance

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If you have an accident and it is discovered that you failed to keep your car roadworthy, for example excessively worn tires, and that was a contributing factor in an accident, your insurance company may refuse to pay. And the police may also show an interest too! Quite reasonable many of you will say. But what if you know that the UN roadworthy?
Car Insurance, Bad Eyesight Threatens Your Insurance

How many accidents are driving accompanied by the comment "I do not see other vehicles"? And what happens if your vision problems? It deteriorated to dangerous levels?

Well we all clearly know if we have vision problems but no optics to help on every high street. Remember, if you need contact lenses or glasses for driving you must wear them and if your eyesight deteriorates you have to get a new prescription. It is the legal responsibility of all drivers to ensure that they are not safe to drive.

Only last week I compiled with an older driver who clearly had trouble reading the signs junction. He was leaning forward trying to read the signs that showed against Leeds and rolling forward at 10 mph-all at the traffic light at this time has turned red-and he clearly does not see them! He was lucky that the car comes to the right to see him early. I'm not sure even he saw them both!

This is quite simple-law states that any holder of the driving license who cannot meet the minimum level of eyesight does not have to drive. They are also required to submit their license.

Vision for the driver states that you must be able to read a number plate that contains letters and numbers 50 mm wide and 79mm high (i.e. legal number plate) from a distance of 20 meters. However you can use your sunglasses driving.

Having said that there is no legal obligation for you to have regular eyesight test but you are required to notify DVLA if you develop a medical problem that affects your fitness to drive. If you do not tell them, it is a criminal offense.

In some American states drivers must take an eye test every five years but not in the UK. Here, drivers aged 70 and over must complete a medical form every three years confirming their fitness to drive and the definition of "fitness" including eyesight. If the driver fails to send thesis in the form of medical, they lose their driver's license. (I wonder what the old man said that its traffic lights?)

On the insurance front, if you are involved in an accident where your vision is damaged is a contributory factor, your insurance company might also argue that you were not negligent and refuse to pay. This could be simply because you need glasses to drive but not wearing them at the time.

So urge caution, and keep your eyes peeled-old man in Leeds please take note!