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Newtownards keeps kids’ eyes on road safety

01 December, 2015
Pupils from Londonderry Primary School in their new high visibility vests
Londonderry Pupils in their new high visibility vests

Specsavers in Newtownards has donated a number of high visibility vests to local primary school pupils as part of Road Safety Week 2015.

Road safety aware every day

While we should be road safety aware every day, Road Safety Week (23 – 29 November) is an initiative co-ordinated by road safety charity, Brake, and sponsored by Specsavers to promote safer road use in the UK.

In Northern Ireland, over 60 people have lost their lives on the roads so far in 2015, and across the UK, around 1,400 children are killed or seriously injured every year. Many accidents occur when visibility is low, so the provision of high visibility vests for young children is essential in the darker, winter days.

Be Safe, Be Seen

Leigh Nelson, store director at Specsavers Newtownards said: ‘We were delighted to be able to donate our high visibility vests to the pupils of Londonderry Primary School.

‘Specsavers is passionate about road safety, and we also promote it through our Drive Safe campaign, which calls for all drivers to have regular eye tests in order to be safe on the roads. We often notice a change in our sight when we’re driving during the darker days, so we would urge everyone to get their eyes tested to help prevent accidents occurring.’

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