A DRIVER unable to read a number plate one metre away from them has had their licence revoked by the DVLA. 

The incident happened on Friday, February 23. North Wales Police stopped the vehicle in Bethel, near Caernarfon, due to being concerned about the manner of driving.

NWP Roads Policing Unit posted on social media: "An eye sight test was done at the side of the road and unbelievably the driver failed to read a number plate at one metre.

"You must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a vehicle number plate from 20 metres.

"You don't need us to tell you that not being able to see a hazard or react to a situation quickly enough can have catastrophic consequences.

"Driver's licence has been immediately revoked by the DVLA."

Further advice and guidance is available via: https://orlo.uk/rZoH1

Motorists must inform the DVLA if they have got a problem with their eyesight that affects both eyes, or a remaining eye [if they only have one eye].