DVLA Customer Service Cardiff - 0844 241 5511


Do you know that there are certain standards of vision for driving in Cardiff and in other parts of the UK? If you are found driving without meeting the standards of vision for driving, you may even be prosecuted.

As per the standards of vision for driving you must be able to read a car number plate which is made after 1st of September 2001 from a distance of 20 metres. You must have a visual acuity of at least decimal 0.5 (6/12) measured on the Snellen scale. You must also have an adequate field of vision.

If you are a lorry or bus driver, you must have a visual acuity at least 0.8 (6/7.5) measured on the Snellen scale in your best eye and 0.1 (6/60) on the Snellen scale in the other eye.You must have a horizontal visual field of at least 160 degrees, with an extension of at least 70 degrees on the left and right and 30 degrees up and down. There should not be any defects within a radius of the central 30 degrees.

If you don’t meet the above standards of vision for driving, you must inform the DVLA. The DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) is a British Government agency. The agency was created in 1990 by the Department of Transport. It was founded to replace the aging DVLC (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Centre). The agency currently holds over 44 million valid driver’s licenses and 36 million licensed vehicles.

The DVLA maintains the registers of drivers and vehicles in Great Britain. This information helps them in improving the road safety, reducing vehicle related crime, supporting environmental initiatives and limiting vehicle tax evasion.

When you appear for a practical driving test you would need to correctly read a number plate on a parked vehicle.If you can’t, you may fail your driving test. DVLA will be told about the same and your licence will be cancelled.When you reapply for your driving licence, DVLA will ask you to have an eyesight test with DVSA at the driving test centre. . This will be at a driving test centre. If you are able to pass the test, you would still need to pass the DVSA standard eyesight test at your next practical driving test in order to obtain the driving license.

For driving license queries or vehicle registration, tax enquiries, drivers medical enquiries, or general enquiries, you can call the DVLA contact number in Cardiff at 0844 241 5511. At Number Bank we provide the DVLA contact numbers Cardiff to let you speak to the customer support team at the DVLA for obtaining all vital information related to driving license, vehicle registration, car tax disc enquiries, reporting lost license, and much more. 

DVLA contact number in Cardiff 0844 241 5511


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