Residents fear partially sighted driver

A partially-sighted learner driver says he’s determined to pass his test – despite concern from local residents.

Peter Davies, from Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, has just 50% effective vision in one eye and 45% in the other.

The 25-year-old recently mounted a kerb and crashed into a fence and admits his parking leaves a lot to be desired.

Pam Every, a local town councillor and chairwoman of the Isgraig Tenants and Residents’ Association, said he was not fit to drive.

She said: “Just last month he mounted a kerb that was three or four foot wide and hit a fence. There could have been a child or adult walking there and he could have hurt or even killed them.”

But Mr Davies insisted: “My driving is perfect. It has taken me about four years to get this far and I don’t think I’m far off going in for my test.”

Mr Davies is currently taking lessons from his father, Anthony, as his last instructor abandoned him without any notice or explanation.

Anthony Davies said: “The residents around here are just a load of clucking hens. As far as I’m concerned he could become a good driver.”

A spokesman for the DVLA said he could not comment on individual cases.

He added: “All drivers must be able to meet the prescribed standard for eyesight, which is the ability to read a car number plate from 20.5m or 20m where narrower characters are displayed.”

Source : Ananova

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