To mark National Road Safety Week (17- 23 November), Specsavers Chester pledged to raise awareness about road safety among local school children by donating high visibility vests to a nearby primary school. 

Every child presented with a vest

Every child at the University Cathedral Free School on Northgate Street was presented with a vest by the nearby Specsavers store. Dispensing optician Lee Pickering and optical assistant Ellys Cathrall presented the jackets to the children. The new vests will increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Dusk is a particularly hazardous time

Denise Roe, store director at Specsavers stores in Mold and Flint, comments: ‘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.

‘With this in mind, we decided to team up with other stores in the area to spread the message of Road Safety Week and increase the safety of children by donating a total of 900 high visibility vests to local schools and community groups.

Free glasses and eye tests for under 16 year olds

‘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.’

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