Many company car drivers are both short sighted and confused when it comes to eye tests and the new smoking laws. According to new research from Green Flag and Arval only one third of company car drivers have regular eye tests and a quarter are failing to get to grips with the new smoking ban.
Employees have a duty under the motor licence regulations to inform the Drivers Medical Group if their eyesight has deteriorated since their licence was issued and therefore not having regular eye tests at the prescribed two-year intervals could land drivers with a fine up to £1,000.
One quarter of company car drivers also admitted to being confused by new laws on smoking in company cars and one in seven drivers (16%) did not know that they were unable to smoke in their vehicle if it is used to carry colleagues. With the plethora of legislation and duty of care responsibilities bearing down on driving for work it is important that all drivers and companies are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to doing business out on the country’s roads.