'Stay safe, be seen' is the message from Specsavers Bracknell this Christmas time.
Little steps to stay safe
Gary Parker, store director at Specsavers Bracknell is urging parents and children to safe on the roads this Christmas. 'Winter driving, as we know, brings risk to the roads with snow, rain and ice but this can also increase the risk to pedestrians out and about, doing their Christmas shopping. So we felt it was important to remind residents in Bracknell on the importance of being seen and road safety aware.'
Specsavers Bracknell offers the following tips for parents and children:
- Be visible. High visibility jacket are great but there are other options too. Get light reflective stickers for bags, lights for bikes and scooters, torches for walking on the pavements.
- Talk about road safety rules to your children. Encourage your child to talk about these rules, what they see on the road, what they think is safe and not safe.
- Engage your child in making decisions about road safety. For example, by telling you when they think it is safe to cross the road
- Stay clear of the road edge. When walking with children, encourage your child to walk away from the pavement edge
- Get your vision checked. Parent and child should have your sight checked regularly. As parents, we have a responsibility to see children on the road, and also, we have a responsibility to ensure a child can see all the hazards when out on pavements and near busy roads.