Specsavers on Oxford Street 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 to pupils at the local Ripley Junior School, Ripley Infants School and the Ripley Brownie pack.
Safer streets in Ripley
Kuldip Dosanj, store director at Specsavers Ripley, said: ‘We are proud to be teaming up with Brake. The days are getting shorter and these vests will help make sure children are more visible when they are out on the roads.
‘During 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.’
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’.