Response to the Public Consultation on Driver Training and Traffic Safety Education (Position Paper)

June 2009

The European trade associations active in the optical field are pleased to have the opportunity to respond to the public consultation on driver training and traffic safety education. We hope that its outcome will result in concrete actions to improve the road safety in Europe by implementing measures that improve not just competence and experience in driving, but also physical fitness to drive, including good visual acuity. From both statistical and intuitive perspectives, eyesight has an enormous impact on driver safety.