Barrhead drives road safety campaign
11 June, 2014
Specsavers in Barrhead donates high visibility vests to local nursery
Staff from Specsavers in Barrhead visited local pupils at Playhouse Nursery to promote the importance of road safety.
Donation of hi-vis vests
The store donated a stack of high visibility vests to the children to help protect them on the way to and from nursery.
Last year, Specsavers donated almost 6,000 hi-vis vests to children across Scotland, encouraging everyone to be more visible to drivers.
Be safe, be seen
The safety vests reinforce the ‘be safe, be seen’ message, making sure the kids can be spotted by motorists.
Gail Thompson, director of Specsavers Barrhead, says: ‘Specsavers is proud to work in partnership with Playhouse Nursery to promote safety and responsibility on our roads.
‘Our Drive Safe initiative has the potential to save lives so it’s essential we get behind the campaign and ensure our roads are safe for drivers and pedestrians alike.
‘We hope these vests are well used in the local community and go some way to ensure the kids stay safe.’
Stores throughout the country have continued to reach out to schools, nurseries and community groups as part of their Drive Safe campaign and are expected to distribute at least 5,000 more vests this year.
Specsavers’ Drive Safe initiative has campaigned throughout the past decade for legislation to be introduced to make eye examinations compulsory as part of the driving test and licence renewals.