Specsavers Opticians, Ballymena has donated 90 high visibility vests to children at Carniny Primary School in Ballymena. The donation aims to highlight to young children the importance of being seen on the roads. PSNI Road Education Officer, Constable Sid Henry also attended the presentation and talked to the children about keeping safe on the roads.

Be seen in the dark

Specsavers Optometrist Ruth Rock said, ‘To be safe as a road user and as a pedestrian you have to be seen, and this applies particularly to children as they make their way to and from school. However, it is important that all pedestrians take precautions and wear high visibility clothing when out and about in the dark. We are delighted to have been able to donate the vests to a local primary school and help spread the message of road safety. Hopefully a few more children will be kept a little bit safer whilst out and about this winter.’

Road safety message

Thanking Specsavers Raymond Ross, Principal of Carniny Primary School, ‘I’m delighted that Specsavers Ballymena has chosen to share their fantastic high vis vests with our school. We will be keeping all the vests in school for use on walking trips and they will be a practical reminder to all the pupils of the importance of the road safety message.’

Regular eye tests for drivers

The children were also asked to remind their parents that their vision should also be up to scratch before getting behind the wheel. Opticians recommend that everyone should have their eyes examined every two years.

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