The Ayr opticians is helping to keep local children safe by donating high visibility vests to a local primary school.

Road safety awareness

Staff at the store were visited by four pupils who are Junior Road Safety Officers at Ochiltree Primary School. The vests were collected on behalf of the school by the pupils who raise awareness of road safety in East Ayrshire.

The school received the vests as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers to increase the visibility of local children when out and about and make it easier for motorists to spot them.

Hazardous conditions

Store director at Specsavers in Ayr, Linda Fulton, said: ‘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 children are walking home from school.

‘With this in mind we decided we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the town and offered Ochiltree Primary School the high visibility vests.’

Fiona Black, head teacher of Ochiltree Primary School, said: ‘The vests will definitely come in handy for school trips and help our Junior Road Safety Officers convey the importance of road safety. It’s a great initiative from Specsavers that will get youngsters thinking about this important issue.’

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