To mark Road Safety Week (17- 23 November), the Bolton team pledged to raise awareness about road safety among local school children by donating high visibility vests to a local primary school and scout group.

Children at Kearsley West Primary School in Farnworth were presented with hundreds of vests by Robert Ogg, store manager at Specsavers in Bolton town centre.

Winter safety message

High visibility vests were also donated to 8th Bolton East Scout Group in Breightmet by Specsavers at Middlebrook Retail Park as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, as part of Road Safety Week, to help increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Robert commented: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with increasingly wintery 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.

Stay safe

‘With this in mind, we decided to spread the message of Road Safety Week while increasing the safety of children in Bolton and the surrounding areas by donating  high visibility vests to local schools and groups.

Raising awareness

‘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 click here.

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