Children across London will be more visible when they are out and about, thanks to their local Specsavers store.


Specsavers team up with Brake


This Road Safety Week (November 18-24), Specsavers stores across London have teamed up with road safety charity, Brake, to encourage people to ‘step up for safe streets’. As well as encouraging drivers to have their eyes checked to ensure they are safe to drive, Specsavers is also donating high-visibility vests to schools and community groups across the country to help make sure children are seen as the days get darker.


High-vis vests aid visibility

Specsavers London Divisional Chair, Unhar Gupta says: ‘We’re proud to be teaming up with Brake to try and make our roads safer. With the days getting darker, these vests will help make sure children are visible when they are out on the roads. This Road Safety Week we also want to encourage drivers to “step up for safe streets” by having regular eye tests to make sure their eyesight is as good as it can be. These vests will be really useful for school children when they are out on school trips and generally out and about, especially in the darker winter months.’


Step up for safe streets

Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns from Brake, says: ‘Every 20 minutes, someone on a British road is killed or seriously injured. Every death or serious injury on the road is preventable and that’s why we’re asking everyone to “Step up for safe streets” this Road Safety Week. We’re delighted to partner with Specsavers as good eyesight is so important for road safety, whatever mode of transport you use to get around.


'School children are some of our most vulnerable road users and so it’s fantastic to see Specsavers partnering with local schools this Road Safety Week.’


For further information or to book an eye test visit your local store.


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