HC Deb 06 April 1965 vol 710 cc52-3W
59. Sir N. Cooper-Key

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that persons with defective eyesight are required to wear glasses when undergoing official driving tests but that there is no regulation which requires them thereafter to wear them; and whether he will direct that driving licences issued to such drivers will be inscribed "Wears Glasses," or with other appropriate indication.

Mr. Tom Fraser

It is already an offence, under Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act, 1962, for a motor vehicle to be driven by a person whose eyesight, whether or not wearing glasses, is such that he cannot meet the standard prescribed for the driving test. The marking of licences, as suggested, would be of no particular help in enforcing this requirement.

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