Police are piloting a scheme to test the eyesight of all drivers stopped and which could be extended nationwide. Failure could lead to a driving licence being revoked. The scheme, being tested in Hampshire, Thames Valley and the West Midlands, follows calls for mandatory eye-testing of all drivers backed by the road safety charity Brake. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire Safer Road Partnership have welcomed changes to driving tests in England and Wales that come into effect this week. The new test format is intended to promote safer driving and includes updates to reflect common driving practices such as following a sat nav. The new test will also double the time required to be spent demonstrating independent driving. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Aidan Melville, communications officer for South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership.
South Yorkshire Police have been putting extra officers on the roads as part of Operation Illuminate to crack down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel. Sham Powell reports for Sheffield Live!