To mark national Road Safety Week (17-23 November), staff at Specsavers in Allerton are helping to keep local school children safe by donating high visibility vests to two primary schools and a local Brownie group.

Highly visible children

With the dark winter mornings and evenings now upon us, children at Booker Avenue and Mosspits primary schools, as well as a local Brownie group, were all presented with high visibility jackets by Rebecca Hodson, assistant manager from Specsavers Allerton.

National safety campaign

Designed to coincide with national Road Safety Week, the donations are part of an initiative by Specsavers to increase the safety of local children when their learning takes them out into the community, and while walking to and from school, by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Store director at the Specsavers store in Allerton, Andrew Preston, commented: ‘When dark nights combine with wintry weather, it can be very difficult for children to be seen, especially at dusk when they’re walking home from school.

‘By donating these high visibility vests, we are hoping to increase the safety of our local children in Allerton, and help to spread the message of Road Safety Week.

Importance of regular eye examinations

‘As part of the initiative, we are also encouraging parents to take advantage of the free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16s. It is important to that children have regular sight examinations as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

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