Putting the focus on road safety in Alton
The team at Alton has made a special pledge to help children to stay safe this winter.
Located at 43 High Street in Alton, Specsavers has 100 free high-visibility vests to donate to local Alton children.
Stay safe be seen
Around 1,400 children aged 0–11 years are killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads every year. That equates to around 27 children a week (source: ‘Why road safety matters’ report by THINK!). Motorists often find it hard to see pedestrians wearing dark clothes at night or when visibility is poor and so it is vital that children are easily seen. This is an issue as many school uniforms are dark and most primary schools don‘t have rules about outer garments.
Free high-visibility jackets available
The free high-visibility jackets are available now at Specsavers Alton, and the team welcome Heads from children’s groups, schools, clubs and sports clubs to apply for a quantity. Premesh Patel, store director at Specsavers Alton said: ‘Now that the evenings are darker, we want to ensure that Alton children – and their parents – feel safe when they’re out and about over the next few months. We invite residents of Alton to call us or pop into the store to inquire more about receiving free jackets for children.’
To find out more about acquiring high-vis jackets, visit Specsavers at 43 High Street, Alton or call 01420 593600.