If your driving licence have this hidden code you run the risk of a fine If you’re a safe, law-abiding driver than you’d be safe to assume you’ll never incur a fine or penalty points, right?
The code in question comes under Section 12 on the reverse of your licence together with various information codes. One of the most common codes is ’01’ and it relates to the quality of your eyesight as stated by you at the time of receiving your licence, The Express reports.
If you declared struggling with eyesight, or even having minor sight defects, then on signing for your driving licence you will have legally agreed to wear glasses or contact lenses at all times while in the car.
Being caught at the wheel without these aids means police can give you a £100 fine on the spot.
But the penalty doesn’t end there. According to the DVLA the police also have the right to take you to court over the misdemeanour where you could be charged a further fine of up to £1000 and receive between three and six penalty points.
So, we recommend keeping a pair of glasses in the glove box at all time if you need them for driving – better safe than sorry.
You can find out more on the ‘standards of vision for driving’ at at gov.uk.