Eye-test warning

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Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership is urging businesses to take road safety seriously after a survey revealed that more than half of fleet operators do not record when drivers last had their eyes tested.

A survey of 127 fleet operators by road safety charity Brake found that 56 per cent do not record when drivers last had their eyes tested through a company scheme or privately.

Mike Ashworth, the deputy strategic director of environmental services at Derbyshire County Council, said: “This is worrying news. Employers have a duty to manage the risk posed by employees driving for work – that’s why it’s so important to make sure that staff have regular sight checks.”

For more information about managing work-related driving, visit www.drivingforbetterbusiness.com or www.saferroadsderbyshire.org.uk/employees.