There are 37 million cars registered in the UK and four million motorists admit to putting road safety in the back seat.
Research by Asda Opticians suggests more than 4 million motorists in the UK admit to driving illegally by not wearing the correct eyewear, which is required of them by law.
Despite ‘roadside eye tests’ being introduced in various regions across the UK, many motorists still have a lacklustre approach to driving safely.
About 3 in 5 of those surveyed (60%) admit that they struggle to see properly when driving in general, with this figure rising to 4 in 5 (83%) when looking at younger drivers aged 25-34 years.
A quarter of motorists (24%) admit to squinting when driving and not being able to read road signs clearly with a third (29%) knowing that their lack of correct eyewear causes them to struggle when driving. Some 24% of drivers admit that they have missed an exit because they didn’t see it.