Specsavers in the Intu Centre teamed up with road safety charity, Brake, to encourage people to ‘step up for safe streets’ this Road Safety Week (18-24 November).

Hi-vis for kids
The store donated hi-vis vests for all 361 pupils and all staff at Portway Junior School in Allestree.

Uan Gohil, store director at Specsavers Derby, said: ‘We are proud to be teaming up with Brake. This is to try and make sure our roads and pedestrians are safer. The days are getting shorter and these vests will help make sure children are more visible when they are out on the roads.

‘This Road Safety Week we also encouraged drivers to “step up for safe streets” by having regular eye tests to make sure their eyesight is as good as it can be.’

Thank you from the school
Adey Greaves, School Business Manager, added: ‘Portway Junior School were ever so grateful to receive the call from Specsavers offering us hi-vis vests for our pupils.

‘At this time of year, it is forefront in our minds that children need to be safe and seen on their way to and from school and this extremely kind donation will now enable all pupils to achieve this.’

Safer roads
Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns from Brake, said: ‘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.’

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