January 22, 2012 19:00 ET

Swinton Commercial Advises Fleet Managers to Urge Drivers Get Their Eyes Checked Regularly

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2012) - Swinton Commercial, a leading business insurance broker, is advising fleet managers to encourage drivers to get their eyes checked regularly, after survey results revealed that a significant portion of drivers fail the eye test.

Almost 3%of commercial drivers in UK failed a roadside vision test when randomly stopped as part of research carried out by Swinton Commercial last year.

Although eye tests are a necessary condition of receiving a driving license, eyesight is not always regularly checked afterwards, says Swinton Commercial.

Swinton Commercial points out that eyesight should be tested at least once a year, particularly for drivers over the age of 30, when eyesight can start to deteriorate.

Studies show that bad eyesight can severely increase the risk of accidents on the road.

Jolene Shaw, Technical Referral Advisor at Swinton commercial insurance, said: "It's very important for fleet managers to make sure their drivers are up to scratch when it comes to eyesight, which can dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will have an accident. Encouraging your fleet to sit an eye exam in January is a great way to start of the New Year with a clean slate and could even work to reduce your fleet insurance premiums."

For more information, contact Mairead Rodden, Geraldine Vesey or Sarah Boyle at SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770 or email firstname.surname@skvcommunicatons.co.uk.

About Swinton Commercial:

As the UK's fastest-growing commercial insurance broker, Swinton Commercial has the expertise and industry knowledge to provide you with highly competitive business insurance that's tailored to your needs.

With 34 branches across the UK, including 19 regional centres, Swinton Commercial has quickly established itself as the UK's local broker, offering a dedicated team of advisors with specialist industry knowledge in all sectors.

Your local Commercial Account Executive has an in-depth understanding of the insurance market in your area and will arrange a face-to-face appointment with you, taking the time to thoroughly understand your business and its specific requirements.

We cater for most types of business - from small start-ups to well-established organisations, comparing quotes from leading UK insurers to find you the right level of insurance, at the right price.

What's more, our award-winning offering has over 75,000 business customers - and we're growing fast.

Visit www.swintoncommercial.co.uk for more information or call 0800 995 1800.

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