To mark National Road Safety Week an opticians in Flint pledged to raise awareness about road safety among local school children by donating high visibility vests to several local children.
Specsavers Flint donated high visibility vests to every child who visited the store during the recent half term, and donated a further 50 to Golftyn Rainbows and Brownies, that got their first use at a local fireworks display.
At this time of year the roads are particularly hazardous
Denise Roe, store director at Specsavers in Flint, commented: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with increasingly wintery weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians. Many children are walking home from school at dusk, which is a particularly hazardous time.
‘With this in mind, we decided to team up with other stores in the area to spread the message of Road Safety Week and increase the safety of children by donating high visibility vests to local schools and community groups.
Free glasses and eye tests for under 16 year olds
‘As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. Regular eye tests are important, as early detection can reduce the risk of serious eye problems in the long term.’
Find out more about Road Safety Week.