The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has organised a free-eye test for no fewer than 263 commercial drivers in Enugu state.
The exercise was put together to ascertain the state of their sights while driving.
According to reports, the commercial drivers who were drawn from various motor-park unions in Enugu, were also given lectures on eye care and the need to avoid stimulants that blur vision.
Addressing the drivers at Peace Mass Transit Park, Enugu, the FRSC Sector Commander in Enugu State, Imoh Etuk, said the initiative was in line with the directive from the corps’ headquarters to ensure an accident free Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
“We are conducting eye test for drivers because it has come to our knowledge that bad eye sight also contributes to most road crashes on our roads,” he said.
“Some drivers drive under the illusion of having good sight but the result of this eye test had further proved us right that most drivers are suffering one eye defect or the other.
“We have noted those with eye defects and as part of our mandate, we will ensure that that the affected drivers do not drive until they undergo the necessary treatment.
“Glasses as well as further treatments recommended by the optometrists on ground in line with the nature of the eye defect will be given to the tested drivers with eye defect.’’