In aid of National Road Safety Week, Specsavers in Wakefield has pledged to keep local children safe by donating 300 high visibility vests to local scout groups and primary schools.
The Wakefield District Scouts were this week presented with 80 vests by Reinhard Muckenhuber, store director from Specsavers in Wakefield. The high visibility vests were donated to the local scout group and a selection of local primary schools, as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers for Road Safety Week, to increase the safety of local children.
Wakefield Specsavers helping to keep children safe
Reinhard Muckenhuber, Store director at the Specsavers store in Wakefield, comments: ‘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, or walking to after-school activities.
‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Wakefield and offered a number of schools and the Wakefield District Scouts, the high visibility vests.
‘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.’
To find out more about Road Safety Week visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.