Can you wear reading glasses while driving?

I wear my reading glasses while I drive so I can read traffic and street signs but I’m worried I might get a ticket. Can I wear reading glasses while driving?

Rob Shapiro · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Reading glasses are not recommended for driving. In fact, they could impede your vision.
Reading glasses can help you better read a book, a menu, or something on your phone—since these objects are typically held at an arm’s length. But to safely and effectively drive, you need to focus much further than three feet away to see signs, traffic lights, and other cars. This makes reading glasses unsafe for driving.
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