Specsavers has given away 150 high visibility vests to the Diamond Primary School in Cullybackey. The giveaway is part of Specsavers’ sponsorship of Road Safety Week (23-29th November) and aimed to highlight the importance of being seen on the roads to young children.

Wear high visibility clothing

Ruth Rock, optometrist at Specsavers in Fairhill Shopping Centre Ballymena, says: ‘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. It is especially important that all pedestrians take precautions and wear high visibility clothing when out and about in the dark.'

Every pupil has a high vis vest

‘We are delighted to have been able to make this donation to the Diamond School as every pupil now has his or her own vest to wear every day in the winter. Hopefully this will mean that a few more children will be helped to be kept a little safer on the roads.’

Drivers need to have their eyes tested

Whilst visiting the school Ruth talked to the children about getting their eyes tested and why it’s important to do this regularly. She also asked the children to remind their parents about the importance of keeping their eyes checked every two years especially if they’re drivers.

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