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Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

EDM number 1111 in 2012-13, proposed by John Leech on 26/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Regulation and Roads.

That this House notes the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 258) laid in the House on 13 February 2013, which will retain the current number plate test as the main assessment of driver vision; further notes with concern that this measure does not go far enough in ensuring drivers have adequate vision; refers to recent research commissioned by RSA Insurance Group and supported by the Optical Confederation and Brake, which finds that road crashes caused by poor driver vision result in nearly 2,900 casualties and cost the UK an estimated 33 million a year; urges the Government to use the transposition of Directive 2009/113/EC to introduce a requirement for drivers to have a professional assessment of vision when applying for a first licence and at all subsequent renewals to improve road safety; further notes it is estimated this would provide net savings to the UK economy within just one year; and calls for a full debate on the Floor of the House.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

John Leech26/02/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Barry Sheerman26/02/2013HuddersfieldLabourSeconded
David Amess26/02/2013Southend WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Caton28/02/2013GowerLabourSeconded
Mark Williams01/03/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Hancock04/03/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mary Glindon04/03/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Grahame Morris04/03/2013EasingtonLabourSigned
Alan Meale05/03/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders11/03/2013TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Naomi Long15/04/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned

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