For national Road Saety Week, the Specsavers Bury store has pledged to raise awareness about road safety among local school children by donating high-visibility vests to three local primary schools.
Road Safety Week
Children at Heap Bridge Village Primary School in Bury were presented with 100 vests by Claire Watters, store manager at Specsavers in Bury town centre, whose young son Billy attends the school.
One hundred high-visibility vests were also donated to St. Joseph and St. Bede RC Primary School on Danesmoor Drive, Bury and Christ Church C.E Primary School in Walshaw as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, ahead 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.
Hazards of winter
Claire comments: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with in-creasingly 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.
‘With this in mind, we decided to spread the message of Road Safety Week while increasing the safety of children in Bury and the surrounding areas by donating 300 high-visibility vests to local schools.
Free glasses and eye tests available
Claire 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. Regular eye tests are important, as early detection can reduce the risk of serious eye problems in the long term.’