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14,300 Lagos drivers are partially blind

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According to the Lagos State�Drivers’ Institute LASDRI, which has trained about 65,000�drivers�since August 2009, about 22 per cent of the trained�drivers�or 14,300 were discovered to be partially blind.
According to LASDRI boss, before the commencement of operation, various researches were carried out where it showed that 75 percent of auto crashes were due to human errors.
Statistics of trained�drivers�as well as detected�defects�by LASDRI�Optometrist
Figures below

•From January to July, 2013, 12,017�drivers�were trained and recertified.

•From August 25, 2009 to July, 2013, a total�number�of 65,000�drivers�trained.

•Out of the 65,000 of�drivers�tested, 22 percent (approximately, 14,300�drivers) were found to be suffering from eye�defects, such as myopia and were later referred to�ophthalmologists�for corrective measure.
•And 99.2 per cent of�drivers�with eye�defects�were males, while 1.8 percent were females.
•1.8 per cent of the detected�defects�were myopic (short sighted) while 12.9 percent were pre-myopic
•3.3 percent long sighted

(Vanguard)




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