Motherwell opticians have pledged to help youngsters stay safe when out and about on darker afternoons and evenings by donating high visibility vests to a local primary school.

Staying visible on the roads

Boys and girls at Logans Primary received vests from the Specsavers store in Brandon Parade South – and were very happy to chat to a member of the Specsavers team about how their vests will help to keep them safe.

Store supervisor Lorraine Myszker visited the school to give the vests to the youngsters and spoke to the children about staying visible on the roads, and about how important it is for everyone to have regular eye health checks.

The vests are designed to increase the safety of children when they’re out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Promoting road safety

‘At this time of year, it can be very difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is a particularly hazardous time as many youngsters may be walking home from school,’ Specsavers Motherwell store director Ian Moss explained.

‘Helping to increase the safety of local children is so important and we’re pleased that we have been able to donate the vests to help them stay safe.’

The store donated the vests to mark National Children’s Eye Health month (24 October – 23 November) and Road Safety Awareness Week (21 – 27 November).

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