As part of Road Safety Week 2020 (November 16 – 22) road safety charity, Brake has partnered with Specsavers to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our sight, particularly when driving, cycling and being on the roads, with safety being paramount.
With more of us taking to our bikes and walking to conserve our carbon footprint and to encourage each of us to be more independent and mobile, Specsavers stores across London have been donating high viz jackets to support local community and school initiatives.
Cllr Krupa Sheth, Lead Member for Environment at Brent Council, said: ‘We’re working closely with schools across the borough to encourage children and parents to walk, cycle and scoot into school, rather than hopping in the car. We are delighted that Specsavers have supported some of our local schools with their donation of high viz jackets that will raise the visibility of pupils and help to keep them safe as they are travelling to and from school, especially during the winter months.’
Mora Primary School in Brent has been a benefactor of this Road Safety Week campaign, receiving high viz jackets for use on school trips, commuting to school and any school-related outings.
Jyotika Parmar, Admin, at Mora Primary School said: ‘We are delighted that Specsavers have donated 60 high viz jackets from Specsavers for our pupils. We will use them for school trips and outings. The pupils can also use them on their commute to school, which will help them be more visible in the poorer lighting during the winter,'
Tejin Shah, Specsavers Golders Green Retail Director said: 'We are delighted to be able to support Mora Primary School and to assist with increasing the visibility of pupils whilst out on school-related trips, particularly over the winter period when the light is much poorer and visibility is therefore reduced.’
High viz jackets increase visibility
Being seen, whether on a bike or walking, is important for all ages and especially for younger children during the darker winter months. This year’s campaign: ‘No need to speed’ is being promoted during Road Safety Week to encourage everyone, and in particular drivers, to check their eyesight is in tip-top condition. The poorer lighting and dazzle from lights in the dark evenings can easily impact on a driver’s ability to have good vision.
For more information or to request an appointment you can contact Specsavers Golders Green here.