Driving

  • Road Safety Week 18 - 24 November 2019

    Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road and each of these tragedies is preventable.

    This Road Safety Week (18-24 November) BRAKE want everyone to “Step up for Safe Streets” and learn about, shout about and celebrate the amazing design-led solutions that will allow us all to get around in safe and healthy ways, every day.

    During the week Brake, and their partners, want to highlight three points to prevent unnecessary tragedies on the UKs roads:

    Safe journeys

    Safe journeys happen when we design our road transport network so that human error doesn’t result in death or serious injury.

    Healthy journeys

    Healthy journeys are important to help keep us healthy, fit and happy. We need to make sure that choosing to walk or cycle doesn’t put us at increased risk and that the air we breathe on our journeys is clean.

    Step up

    We can all step up and play a part in the celebration of safe system solutions and the creation of a safe and healthy future

    Every death or serious injury on our roads is a tragedy and each one is preventable. Step up for Safe Streets and do your bit for a safe and healthy future.

    Register today

    The International Glaucoma Association are committed to providing detailed and relevant information about the dangers of driving with glaucoma. We produce a leaflet titled ‘Driving and Glaucoma’ which outlines the requirements for driving and when someone would be required to report glaucoma to the DVLA. The leaflet can be downloaded, or ordered online by clicking here.

    To find out more about BRAKE and their work, please visit their website by clicking here.

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  • DVLA Medical Panel Lay Members: recruitment

    Are you passionate about driving and road safety? Do you have an interest in medical conditions and their impact on safe driving? Maybe you’ve got experience as a carer or doing voluntary work? If you do, then the DVLA would love to hear from you!

    The DVLA are currently recruiting for lay members for their medical panels, including those for visual disorders. For more information, please visit the Civil Service Jobs website.

    Recruitment closes on 3 February 2019

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  • Brake joins forces with police to rid roads of defective driver vision

    Road safety charity Brake is teaming up with police forces in Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands to run a month-long campaign on driver vision, revoking the licences of those who don't pass the 20m number plate check.

    Throughout September, anyone stopped by Road Policing Officers in these areas will be required to take the 20m number plate test, with those who fail having their licence immediately revoked. Data will be collected from each test and will be used to gain an improved understanding of the extent of poor driver eyesight on our roads, which is thought to be vastly under-reported in Government statistics.

    For further reading, click here

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