Tag: road safety

Tag: road safety

08 March, 2017
Team member donating high viz vests to local school

North Finchley Specsavers has helped children to stay safer this winter by donating high visibility vests to local schools.

The team donated high-visibility vests to children at Northside Primary School and Frith Manor Primary School to raise awareness of Specsavers’ charity partner Brake, which promotes road safety in the UK.

Keeping children safe on the roads

03 March, 2017
Specsavers Greenock store director, Jonathan Dry, with pupils from St Andrews Primary School

The Greenock opticians has donated 75 high visibility vests to pupils at St Andrew’s Primary School.

Pledging to help keep youngsters safe

The donation was part of Specsavers’ pledge to help youngsters stay safe when out on darker afternoons and evenings.

Alan Connick, head teacher at St Andrews Primary School, said: ‘The high visibility vest donation from Specsavers will be very beneficial in helping our staff ensure pupils are visible on Greenock’s streets, especially in winter.

22 February, 2017
Specsavers Glenrothes supporting Road Safety Week

An optical assistant from Specsavers Glenrothes helped raise awareness of the importance of eye tests for road safety by leafleting and gifting goodie bags to passers-by.

Megan Gartshore set up a small stall in Lyon Square in the Kingdom Shopping Centre with Specsavers’ shoppers filled with lens cleaning cloths, sample bottles of glasses cleaner, a Specsavers bug, key ring and leaflets.

A legal requirement

10 February, 2017
Specsavers Burnley at the Rawdha-Tul-Uloom school presenting the vests

This winter the Specsavers store in Burnley has donated high visability vests to two local schools in the area.


The Rawdha-Tul-Uloom school on North Street was presented with the vest by Dawn Morris, Practice Manager and Naziya Rafiq, Dispensing Manager as pictured above.

Stoneyholme Primary School on Oswold Street was also presented by vests by Nathan Mills, Dispenser and Naziya Rafiq, Dispensing Manager.

Road Safety

09 January, 2017
Local brownies visit Hove store

The team at Hove invited the 3rd Patcham Brownie group into the store recently in support of Road Safety Week.

16 December, 2016
Donation from Norris Green

Specsavers in Norris Green is ensuring local children safer thanks to donating 100 hi-vis vests to members of the 19th Walton on the Hill Scouts group.

Donation made as nights get darker

The donation was made during Road Safety Week, which takes place 21st – 28th November. Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.

13 December, 2016
Acomb opticians support Road Safety Week

This Road Safety Week (21-27 November), drivers, cyclists and pedestrians were urged to make a pledge to stay sharp on the roads and help prevent the 2,900 casualties caused each year due to poor driver vision.

Are you due for a check-up?

With sight-related accidents also costing £33m annually, Specsavers in Acomb - an official partner of Road Safety Week, is calling for the quarter of drivers that have not had an eye examination in two years to visit the store.

09 December, 2016
Bradley Long and Luci Holmes were both out on Kings Street testing the local community's eyes

THIS Road Safety Week (21-27 November), Specsavers on Kings Street partnered with Cotswold BMW Group to raise awareness of the week, while also checking the local community’s eyes.

Customers and passers-by were tested to see whether they could read the number plate of a BMW i3 from 20m (the minimum legal requirement when taking your driving test) to check if their eyes were fit to drive, finding that 25% of those tested were unfit to drive.

06 December, 2016
Brown Owl Sophie Kripping and Specsavers optical assistant Frankie Targett with the 3rd Bicester Brownies.

The team from Bicester Specsavers has handed over 30 high-visibility vests to the 3rd Bicester Brownies to ensure they are visible during the winter months as they carry out their excursions and activities in the community.

A word from the store director 

Store director, Sarah Marshall, said: ‘We’re so pleased that we were able to pop in and hand over the donation of hi-vis vests to the brownies group. It’s so important that they remain visible on our roads, and stay safe through the darker winter months.

02 December, 2016
Brake Road Safety

Stores across Lincolnshire are thanking customers who heeded the message of this year’s Road Safety Week. Those who pledged to stay sharp on the roads will help prevent the 2,900 casualties caused across the UK each year due to poor driver vision.

With sight-related accidents also costing £33m annually Specsavers, official partner for Road Safety Week, called for the quarter of drivers that have not had an eye examination in two years to visit their local Lincolnshire store.

The Make the Break Pledge