Drivers Might Do Better at Back of Bus in Delhi

From Times Wire Reports

Nearly a quarter of the public bus drivers in India's capital, New Delhi--known for their appalling safety record--lack basic driving skills, and hundreds of them have vision problems, a survey says.

"Of the 9,500 drivers tested since the start of the year, more than 23% were found wanting in driving skills and in understanding of traffic rules," said R. K. Parimoo, head of the Institute of Driver and Training Research.

About 500 of the drivers suffered from either defective near vision or distant vision, Parimoo added. An additional 25 suffered from color blindness, while five had irreparable vision damage.

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