Road safety initiative at Enfield opticians
Enfield eyecare experts are looking out for kids in the borough by championing road safety.
The teams from Specsavers in Edmonton Green, Enfield and Palmers Green are gifting high visibility vests to young people visiting their stores in a bid to help promote safe road use and good visibility over the winter months.
The Palmers Green team have also donated 60 high visibility vests to the pupils of Oakthorpe Primary School, who are backing the drive and setting an example for others to follow.
A word from the store director
Jaswinder Singh Nagra, store director at Specsavers in Palmers Green, said: ‘Now that the nights are drawing in, we want to make sure that our young people are travelling to and from school and after-school clubs in safety.
‘A simple high visibility vest increases the likelihood of them being spotted by motorists and cyclists in poor lighting conditions. The pupils of Oakthorpe Primary are wonderful ambassadors of this campaign and are already sporting their vests with pride.’
‘Why not pop into store and get your little ones kitted out for winter.’
More about the campaign
The initiative coincides with Road Safety Week (23-29 November), an annual awareness drive from the charity Brake and co-sponsored by Specsavers.
Brake is a national road safety charity which exists to prevent deaths and injury on roads, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies.
To pick up a high visibility vest for your little ones while stocks last, visit Specsavers in Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, Palace Gardens in Enfield and Green Lanes in Palmers Green.