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You find that you need glasses to read vehicle number plates at the required distance. When must you wear them? You find that you need glasses to read vehicle number plates at the required distance. When must you wear them?

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  • A. Only in bad weather conditions

  • B. At all times when driving

  • C. Only when you think it's necessary

  • D. Only in bad light or at night time

 
 

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Rules for drivers and motorcyclists: Fitness to drive

Rule 90

Make sure that you are fit to drive. You MUST report to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) any health condition likely to affect your driving.
Law RTA 1988 sect 94

Rule 91

Driving when you are tired greatly increases your risk of collision. To minimise this risk

Rule 92

Vision. You MUST be able to read a vehicle number plate, in good daylight, from a distance of 20 metres (or 20.5 metres where the old style number plate is used). If you need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) to do this, you MUST wear them at all times while driving. The police have the power to require a driver to undertake an eyesight test.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 96 & MV(DL)R reg 40 & sch 8

Rule 93

Slow down, and if necessary stop, if you are dazzled by bright sunlight.

Rule 94

At night or in poor visibility, do not use tinted glasses, lenses or visors if they restrict your vision.