anyone is permitted to begin a PDO defensive driving course with
TATI, they are required to pass the PDO eyesight test to ensure
their eyesight meets the required standard for safe driving, either
with or without spectacles. Unfortunately, some people joining our
courses fail the test, resulting in them not being able to receive
the training – although they will still be charged.
We at TATI are conscious of the inconvenience this can cause to
companies and individuals and how it can disrupt PDO’s activities,
so we have decided to offer an additional service to alleviate the
We are available at our training premises to test the eyesight
of people who have been nominated for a Defensive Driving course
with us up to 3 weeks ahead. The service will be available between
0900–1500 each working day. This is a walk-in service, so
no appointment is necessary. However, it must not be longer than
3 months before your training is due to take place and you must
have received confirmation of your course.
THIS SERVICE IS FREE OF CHARGE.
In the event of a person failing the eyesight test, TATI will refer
the person to an optician to prescribe any corrective action deemed
necessary to improve the eyesight to a level to pass the PDO test.
Assuming you have come to us for the test in good time, you will
have plenty of time to deal with any correction needed and eliminate
the risk of forfeiting the course and fee due to a failed eyesight
test on the morning of the course.
PLEASE READ YOUR CONFIRMATION LETTER TO ENSURE YOU ARE AWARE OF
OTHER REASONS WHY YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKED
Please also note, even if you have attended an optician and had
corrective action taken, you must still pass the eyesight test at
TATI when you return for another course.