Warning to firms over road safety for drivers

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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 56 per cent did not record when drivers last had their eyes tested through a company scheme or privately.

Group spokesman Mike Ashworth 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.”