To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of bioptic devices to facilitate driving for those with impaired vision.
1 July 2014
The use of bioptic devices has been considered by an expert working group established by the European Commission Driving Licence Committee, which included a representative from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
They concluded that the minimum standards for driving should not be changed before further research is conducted into the evidence and technological development of the devices.
The use of bioptic devices for driving would be considered only if they do not compromise road safety.