The Importance Of Good Eyesight!

An 87-year-old driver failed an eye test after narrowly missing a police car when he turned the wrong way onto a main road.

Officers had just left the A3 near at Ripley, in Surrey, when a Honda Jazz pulled out of a junction, forcing their vehicle to swerve out of the way.

Surrey police posted dash-cam footage of the near-miss on Sunday.

The force said the car continued the wrong way onto the dual carriageway before it was stopped and turned around.

The driver, an 87-year-old man from Woking, voluntarily surrendered his driving licence after failing a roadside eye test.

Police said he could only read a number plate from just 7.3m (24ft) away.

Drivers are legally required to be able to read a registration plate from a distance of 20.5m (around 67ft).

Police said the man was also reported for two offences, adding that the the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will be informed.

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