Vision Express and road safety charity Brake have joined forces to raise awareness of vision problems as a major contributor to traffic accidents.

A statement said the strategic partnership would mutually benefit Vision Express’ ‘Eye Tests Save Lives’ campaign and Brake’s ‘Driving for Zero’ initiative.

Vision Express has continued to lobby the Government to display ‘Eye Tests Save Lives’ signs across UK highways, and has forged relationships with MPs Rebecca Harris and Barry Sheerman.

Jonathan Lawson, CEO of Vision Express, said: ‘It is hard to comprehend that something as important as sight is so low on the road safety agenda, particularly as reports estimate five million drivers on UK roads would fail a number plate test if they had to take it again.’