- 20 Nov
Don’t be an irresponsible driver who puts vanity over vision
There should be no place for vanity behind the wheel. However, countless people endanger themselves and other road users everyday by not wearing their corrective glasses while driving.
Irresponsible drivers put others at risk
It is basic logic, or it should be: you need to have an adequate field of vision to be considered safe on the roads. Indeed, anytime someone who actually needs corrective glasses forgets or deliberately decides not to wear them, they are putting themselves and other road users at a great risk of injury.
Almost 90 percent of a person’s reaction ability while driving relies on the ability to see. When someone decides to take the road without wearing glasses, he/she is responsible of an unspeakably negligent behavior that could lead to a car accident and bigger problems.
Just imagine what would logically happen if a driver is almost blind on the roads. For example, it can be assumed that drivers who dare not wearing their corrective glasses will often slow down to read road signs. This represents a great danger for drivers behind them since they might stop unexpectedly or suddenly lower their speed.
In Florida, the drivers license test aims to determine the following:
- “The driver can read and understand road signs, traffic signals, and other highway markings
- The driver knows Florida rules for Driving
- His/her vision is good enough to drive
- The driver has basic driving skills necessary to drive safely”
The law also stipulates that if you wear glasses or contact lenses to pass the vision test you will be required to wear them when driving. This will be indicated on your license with restriction code A.
If you are driving on the roads in Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater area, don’t be an irresponsible driver and wear your glasses. You could be in big trouble for putting other drivers and pedestrians at risk.
Indeed, if you or your loved ones are involved in an auto accident which is attended by the police, know that they might want to check your vision first thing first. If a car accident happens to be a fatal crash, then you could face a charge of causing death by dangerous driving. Narcissism is definitely not worth the risk.
Our auto accident lawyers at John Bales Attorneys want to remind everyone to drive safely. If you have any concerns about your vision when driving, you should not wait any longer and book yourself in for an eye examination. Specialist recommend having eyes checked by an ophthalmologist once a year, and this is a minimum.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, then you should claim compensation for your suffering and damages. John Bales Attorneys have been helping people in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater with their personal injury claims for long enough for you to trust our experience and expertise.