Specsavers in Prestatyn celebrated National Road Safety Week last month by raising awareness about road safety among local children. 

Making it easier for motorists to spot children

100 high visibility vests have been donated to children at local primary schools by the store, helping to increase the safety of children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them. 

Half were given to Ysgol Iau Hen Golwyn and half to Ysgol Llywelyn.

Darker nights and wintry weather

Shelley Jones, store director at Specsavers Prestatyn, comments: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with increasingly wintry 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 spread the message of Road Safety Week while increasing the safety of children in Rhyl, Prestatyn and the surrounding areas by donating 100 high visibility vests to the schools.’

Free glasses and sight tests for children

Shelley continues: ‘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.’

To find out more about Road Safety Week visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.

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