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Rhyl children sure to be seen by motorists this winter

05 December, 2014
Specsavers supports National Road Safety Week by donating high vis vests to children to keep them safe after dark

 

Specsavers in Rhyl  has pledged to raise awareness about road safety among local children and donated high visibility vests to primary school children to mark Road Safety Week. 

Road Safety Week

The store has donated 200 vests to local schools, helping to increase the safety of children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them. 

The store donated 50 vests each to Ysgol Hiraddug, Ysgol Penmorfa, Ysgol Glan Morfa, and Trelawnyd V.A. School.

Shelley Jones, store director at Specsavers Rhyl, 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.

Increasing the safety of children in Rhyl

‘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 200 high visibility vests to the schools.’

200 vests donated

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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