More than 600 British motorists have have their drivers' licenses revoked after failing roadside eye tests under new police powers, the UK website road.cc reports.
In 2011, Cassie McCord was hit by an 87-year-old man who had failed a police eyesight test just a few days earlier. The man was still able to drive because of a loophole that meant it took days for a license to be revoked.
Cassie’s mother, Jackie Rason, fought to change the law. Under the new "Cassie's Law," police can apply to have a license immediately revoked if a driver cannot read a license plate from a distance of 20 meters and they fear the driver will attempt to drive in the meantime.
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