I saw this earlier. I love the bit about being banned for three years and having to take an extended test - I'd imagine that would last as long as "Read the number plate." I know there are degrees of blindness but this guy lost both his eyes!
Reminds me of that blind bloke who did the timed lap on Top Gear - if memory serves he conjured up a faster time than Richard Whitely and a couple of other slow-coach celebrities... still, I wouldn't like to encounter him on the roads either.
A few years back, one of my young nieces participated in a contest at school to create a safety-themed poster. Sophia's poster was entitled, "Blind People Shouldn't Drive." When her mother tried to reason with her, "But Sophia, they wouldn't drive!", Sophia would become increasingly agitated and reply, "Well, they shouldn't!" She really didn't understand why no one appreciated this valuable safety tip of hers.