To discover some of the key reasons why you should always wear your prescription glasses when you drive, simply continue reading to learn why wearing glasses is so important, when it comes to driving. Especially if you want to decrease your chances of being involved in a serious car crash.
The importance of wearing glasses whilst driving:
It’s actually illegal to drive without wearing your prescription glasses:
If you wear prescription glasses when you take your drivers test and your licence has a 01 mark in box 12 of your driver’s licence it’s actually illegal to drive without wearing your prescription glasses or a pair of prescription contact lenses.
So it’s crucial to remember to wear your glasses before you get behind the driver’s wheel of your car, if you want to avoid being fined by a local police man or woman. Not only may you receive a hefty fine for being caught driving without your glasses or contact lenses but there’s also a chance that you could receive demerit points for driving without your glasses. Worse yet in extreme circumstances you may be banned from driving for an extended period of time, if you have been deemed to be the cause of a serious car accident.
You have to be able to clearly read a number plate which is 20 metres away:
Did you know that it’s mandatory to be able to clearly read a number plate which is 20 metres away, in order to be able to legally drive a car? This is to ensure that drivers can safely keep an eye out for potential hazards and can clearly make safe decisions on the road. So if you require a pair of glasses in order to clearly read a number plate which is 20 meters away, always make sure that you have your glasses handy before you step behind the driver’s wheel of your car.
If you drive without your prescription glasses you may invalidate your insurance:
One of the risks of driving without wearing your glasses is that if you get into a car accident and cause minor or significant damage to either car, your insurance may legally refuse to repair your car or the car that you collided with. Worse yet, if the authorities deem that the accident that you were involved with was your fault, you may have to pay for any damage that has been caused to either car, out of your own pocket. Which could potentially set you back thousands of dollars. Worse yet, you may be forced to pay for any legal costs that may arise from your car accident.
So if you want to ensure that you’ll be fully covered for any costs that may arise as the result of a car accident, it’s important to wear your prescription glasses or a pair of prescription contact lenses.
You’ll decrease your risk of being involved in a potentially dangerous car accident:
If you want to significantly decrease your chances of being involved in a potentially dangerous car accident it’s well worth remembering to wear your glasses when you drive. As you’ll be able to clearly see the road as well as other cars and any potential hazards. Examples of which may include pedestrians, reversing vehicles and bicycles.
Hopefully you’re now well aware of some of the key reasons why you should always wear your glasses or a pair of prescription contact lenses before you start your car’s engine.
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