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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Safe Driving Guide – Vision Requirements


    It stands to reason that you should have good eyesight in order to be able to drive a car safely which is why there are vision requirements in place. However, the rules do state that you are allowed to improve your eyesight using either glasses or contact lenses. If you are able to pass the driving sight test with your glasses or contact lenses, you must always wear them when you are driving.

    The familiar test you will get on your driving test is to be able to read the number plate of a car from at least 20 metres away. The number plate should be one that has been made in the design brought in since 1st September 2001. Of course if you passed your test years ago you may not be sure whether your eyesight is good enough to pass the test today. This is why regular check-ups with an optician are essential to determine whether or not you need glasses or contacts.

    Compensation for car accidents

    In some cases a driver who does not meet the vision requirements may cause an accident. If this happens they could injure themselves and other people. There is no excuse for not having your eyes checked at regular intervals.

    Some people who have been unfortunate enough to succumb to an accident will be aware of the consequences that can occur. Injury, time off work and damage to their vehicle are just three of the things that can happen, aside from the mental trauma that can be inflicted. That’s why compensation is often sought in these instances.

    Could Accident Advice Helpline provide you with help and advice?

    We are here to help you if you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault. You do need evidence that another person was negligent in their actions, but we can assess your case to see if you can bring a no win, no fee* claim. If you can our professional injury compensation lawyers will be able to support your case all the way through to the end. In the event you don’t win, you pay us nothing. If you do win you will be entitled to compensation and we will always try to secure the largest sum we can.

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    Our free 24/7 enquiry line is ready and waiting to receive your call. Don’t let the chance for compensation slip away. Even if your accident wasn’t recent, providing it occurred within the last three year period we may be able to help you.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.