Following National Road Safety Week, Specsavers opticians in Scarborough has pledged to keep local children safe by donating high visibility vests to local school children.

Children at St Martins School in Scarborough were presented with a collection of vests and were among several local schools to benefit from the initiative.

The high visibility vests were donated as part of a national campaign set up by Specsavers to increase the safety of children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

In total the Specsavers store donated 300 vests to ten schools who all came forward to confirm they would like to take part.

Alasdair Corbett, store director, commented: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school. 

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Scarborough and offered the high visibility vests.'

Free glasses and eye tests for under-16s

Alasdair continued: ‘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. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

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