Wales has some of the worst drivers in Britain with proportionally the highest disqualified for a variety of offences.
The highest proportion of the UK’s disqualified drivers can be found in Scotland and Wales according to new data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
According to the figures, obtained by contact lens retailer Feel Good Contacts through a Freedom of Information request, the Orkney Islands in Scotland topped the rankings with more than 1 in 10 of its qualified drivers being stripped of their licenses.
Wales made up half of the regions featured in the top 20, closely followed by Scotland with six. Four English regions including Herefordshire, Merseyside, Cleveland and West Yorkshire also featured.
Ashish Mathur, eye care specialist at Feel Good Contacts, added, “Winter weather can reduce visibility with snow, fog, and icy windscreens, and if you require visual aids which you do not wear, this could create a toxic cocktail of poor vision.
“No driver wants to be a danger to others, so it’s crucial that we are all aware of our impact on other road users. All drivers should get their eyes tested regularly, particularly if they feel they are struggling to see a minimum of 20 metres away, which is the minimum eyesight standard required for driving. If your eye health changes at all, inform the DVLA immediately to keep you and other road users safe this winter.”