Fitness to drive in one-eyed truck and bus drivers
According to the European directive truck and bus drivers who have lost sight in one eye are not allowed to drive professionally anymore. However, since 1994 the Dutch Fitness Criteria Regulations (REG2000) states that these drivers can, under certain conditions, be declared suitable for a geographically restricted driving licence.
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The permanent Committee on Fitness to Drive of the Health Council of the Netherlands advises the Minister of Infrastructure and Water management to argue for more favourable EU-rules for these professional drivers. The Committee sees no reason to withdraw the driving licence of these drivers if they lose sight in one eye.