Driver Safety Efforts Underway in India

Driver Safety Efforts Underway in India

In India, Vision Impact Institute continue to focus their efforts on driver safety and vision. A recent study shows that drivers in India with unacceptable vision were found to have an 81 percent road crash involvement rate – that’s 30 percent higher than drivers with good vision. Behind these numbers are people affected by poor vision and its consequences on the roads.

In February, Kristan Gross,Global Executive Director met with government officials and executives from private corporations to discuss why eye exams should be incorporated into the licensing requirements for commercial drivers. These discussions led them to develop a commercial driver training video, using VII-curated research, that has recently been endorsed by India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The video will be used in driver training centers across the country to educate commercial drivers on the importance of getting their eyes examined.

Also, at the World Congress of Optometry in Hyderabad, the VII endorsed a partnership between The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Essilor, and their commitment to promoting the role of vision in road safety. The Vision Impact Institute applaud this partnership for its efforts to promote vision as a key pillar of road safety on a global scale.

Topic: Optical News