Impaired Vision

Completed Full Title Project manager
1999 Impaired vision and accident risks CIECA
Annex III of Directive 91/439/EEC stipulates the minimum standards of physical and mental fitness for driving license candidates and –holders. Even though most EU member states have adopted the minimum standards as described in Annex III in their legislation, there are still significant differences between the countries concerning the periodicity and procedures of the medical examination.
On the point of periodicity, eyesight is a key point and CIECA organised a workshop about this topic in cooperation with DG VII of the European Commission. Six internationally renowned speakers were invited to present the outcomes of studies carried out in the field of imparted vision and accident rates.
This report describes the results of the workshop and contains recommendations on the periodicity of eyesight controls.
Available documentation:
  • Reccommendations (EN)
  • Download Report Impaired vision and accident risks (EN)