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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Motorists in south Wales could lose their licences immediately if their eyesight is found to be too poor, as police introduce random checks.

Drivers in Talbot Green, Cardiff, Aberdare and Rhondda will be asked to read the registration plate of a vehicle parked 20m (65ft) away.

New technology set up by the DVLA and police means a licence can be revoked in hours, whereas it used to take days.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-wales-21612397

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

Wonder when they will start scanning our brains to see what we are thinking or hiding.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:10 AM

Well that's an other dream scarpered if I live in South Wales.
It just goes to show how near- sighted drivers can be so amiss in leaving their glasses at home.
But if this is a complete blanket ban it's making opticians look incompetent.
The eye tests offered by the likes of Specsavers and such are so thorough that they know which glasses suit your eyes.
If you've experienced one you know that they do a lot more than reading letters on a chart.
This is the first thing I would do if I've got aspirations of driving a car.
I wouldn't anyway because of all the tax,insurance and the cursed MOT that I have to shell out for.
This is very discouraging news for any near- sighted drivers about to splash the cash.
And so they should be because I doubt they want to cause accidents on the road.
Unless their  brains are all over the place.

Edited by Medium Brown, 01 March 2013 - 08:47 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:33 PM

I agree. I don't see why people who can't see well should be driving. They could run over a child


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

View Postali smack, on 01 March 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

I agree. I don't see why people who can't see well should be driving. They could run over a child
Well I'm going to display a difference of opinion here.
It could be that what they are doing here is tarring all short- drived drivers with the same brush.
You do need to think of the children but common sense needs to be applied as well.
Why don't they instead of this put every near- sighted driver in the database.
I know it's not an exact science because one or two of them will  naturally fly the radar.
They should have details of how near- sighted you are on a questionnaire.
So you'll have a special type of driving licence which you can show to the car salesman.
When you purchase your car he reports it to the police so it's on a watch list.
Not the best thing I could think of but I'm an advocate of disabled people's rights.
But it would go a long way to stopping traffic congestion in it's tracks with it's original premise.
However there's no way a colour- blinded person should be anywhere a steering wheel.
They would confuse the green and red lights and cause many fender- benders.

Edited by Medium Brown, 01 March 2013 - 04:41 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

Here we have restrictions on our licences.  I wear glasses and that is stated on my licence.  If I was pulled over and didn't have them on, I would get a fine.  If I was in an accident, I would be at fault for not following my restriction.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:15 PM

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Wonder when they will start scanning our brains to see what we are thinking or hiding.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:22 PM

View Postglorybebe, on 01 March 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

Here we have restrictions on our licences.  I wear glasses and that is stated on my licence.  If I was pulled over and didn't have them on, I would get a fine.  If I was in an accident, I would be at fault for not following my restriction.

Actually, that's not a bad system.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 01 March 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:

However there's no way a colour- blinded person should be anywhere a steering wheel.
They would confuse the green and red lights and cause many fender- benders.

That's why the red light is always on top in the US. You may not be able to see the color but you can see the light.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

View PostMichelle, on 01 March 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:



That's why the red light is always on top in the US. You may not be able to see the color but you can see the light.
The Americans have really got their eyes on the ball here.
It's like killing two stones at the same time for lack of a better word.
I took an educated guess of what they should do in South Wales without realising you were doing it all this time.
If I decided not only to get a driving license but to drive on your roads I will get a decent crack of the whip.
It's little things like this make we wonder why my country keeps going two steps backward.
And not only that but having your cars automatic rather than manual is an other advantage.
I'm beginning to question the wisdom of my posts in that earlier thread.
It just goes to show much I've got to learn.

Edited by Medium Brown, 01 March 2013 - 06:13 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 01 March 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:


Well I'm going to display a difference of opinion here.
It could be that what they are doing here is tarring all short- drived drivers with the same brush.
You do need to think of the children but common sense needs to be applied as well.
Why don't they instead of this put every near- sighted driver in the database.
I know it's not an exact science because one or two of them will  naturally fly the radar.
They should have details of how near- sighted you are on a questionnaire.
So you'll have a special type of driving licence which you can show to the car salesman.
When you purchase your car he reports it to the police so it's on a watch list.
Not the best thing I could think of but I'm an advocate of disabled people's rights.
But it would go a long way to stopping traffic congestion in it's tracks with it's original premise.
However there's no way a colour- blinded person should be anywhere a steering wheel.
They would confuse the green and red lights and cause many fender- benders.

All a colored blind person need is remember how the lights are stacked.  Here in the usa red is on top green on bottom.  If they're side to side' red on the left and green on right.

Howevery, if you brits. Come here or we go there for a visit, no one should drive because we all know that you brits. Drive on the wr

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:47 PM

View Postdanielost, on 01 March 2013 - 06:13 PM, said:



All a colored blind person need is remember how the lights are stacked.  Here in the usa red is on top green on bottom.  If they're side to side' red on the left and green on right.

Howevery, if you brits. Come here or we go there for a visit, no one should drive because we all know that you brits. Drive on the wr
I'm beginning to think our traffic lights have a seriously rubbish design.
They are not exactly colour- blond conscious with them being vertical.
But would they adapt the American model and make it something worthy of the taxpayers expense for once.
However they have makeshift traffic lights in the UK when they are doing maintenance on the road.
You can't exactly hang up the American style traffic lights at a moment's notice.
However it would be no extra expense if near- blinded drivers adopted what should be adopted.
Btw there's no quick fix to sort out the disorientation when driving on a side you are not used to.
However driving an automatic car should halve the problem.

Edited by Medium Brown, 01 March 2013 - 06:48 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:03 PM

View Postglorybebe, on 01 March 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

Here we have restrictions on our licences.  I wear glasses and that is stated on my licence.  If I was pulled over and didn't have them on, I would get a fine.  If I was in an accident, I would be at fault for not following my restriction.

I do think that drivers should not be allowed to drive if their eyesight is not up to scratch. But it doesn`t mean that wearing glasses mean you can not see.

Would like to know how the DVLA are going to keep on top of all those who should be wearing glasses? does this mean that all opticians must submit your information to them from now on, whether it be an eye check or someone just buying a pair of new glasses?
I do not wear glasses, so would like to know if this information has to be submitted by law to the DVLA now anyway?

Would just like to know what happens when people wear this:
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

Err, so why cannot drivers who are guilty of dangerous driving while being intoxicated (drink/drugs) or just plain stupid also have their licenses - assuming they even have them - revoked immediately?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 01 March 2013 - 06:47 PM, said:


I'm beginning to think our traffic lights have a seriously rubbish design.
They are not exactly colour- blond conscious with them being vertical.
But would they adapt the American model and make it something worthy of the taxpayers expense for once.
However they have makeshift traffic lights in the UK when they are doing maintenance on the road.
You can't exactly hang up the American style traffic lights at a moment's notice.
However it would be no extra expense if near- blinded drivers adopted what should be adopted.
Btw there's no quick fix to sort out the disorientation when driving on a side you are not used to.
However driving an automatic car should halve the problem.

Here just simple put up temp signs say road work or workers ahead, something like that.  Useally followed by a that says slow down.  If we need more than that, thay add a flagman.

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