POLICE are focussing on drivers’ eyesight in Huddersfield – and so far they are passing with flying colours.
Officers tested motorists’ vision during spot-checks on Penistone Road in Waterloo.
All 89 drivers who were stopped passed the test.
Sgt Rachael Bairstow, from Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The eyesight test was a new part of our operations. The test was simply to check whether the drivers who were stopped were able to see a registration at the required distance.
“We felt it was important to introduce this test as not being able to see correctly can often be a contributory factor to an accident.
“We want to send a message to other motorists that if you require glasses or contact lenses for driving make sure you use them. We will take the appropriate action against those who don’t.”
The eyesight tests were part of a two-day car crime crackdown in Almondbury and Newsome called Operation Focus.
Three cars were seized when their drivers were found to have no insurance. One driver was given a ticket for using a mobile phone while driving.
Two tickets were handed out for having no road tax and one ticket for having no MOT.
Police also recovered a car which had been stolen in Flockton and made three arrests.