IAM RoadSmart partners with HealthcarePlan

Business drivers whose employers use IAM RoadSmart courses can now benefit from reduced rate glasses and eye care thanks to a new partnership with HeathcarePlan.

It is estimated nearly 3,000 crashes a year are caused by poor driver vision and with one-third of all crashes on the road involving drivers on a business journey it is a problem that many businesses are ignoring at their and others’ risk.

HealthcarePlan will offer a 10% discount on its Driver EyecarePlan packages to business drivers whose employers use IAM RoadSmart products, and in addition make a £2 per driver donation to the charitable work of IAM RoadSmart.

The business driver receives the incentive in the form of vouchers which can be redeemed against a range of eye care products – including a full eyesight test, optical correction prescription and a complete set of glasses.

Lesley Upham, IAM RoadSmart commercial director, said, ‘The issue of drivers at the wheel of a car, van or lorry with uncorrected or defective vision is a serious one. Employers need to realise they have a legal obligation to ensure that if they are aware of any of their drivers having eyesight that is so poor to be breaking the law, that they know about it and have addressed the issue.’

‘With this in mind, we are pleased to link up with HeathcarePlan to offer this very valuable incentive to business drivers – which could ultimately save lives.’