The Coleraine Specsavers team has donated 200 high visibility vests to help young children in the local area be seen better on our roads. The giveaway marked Specsavers’ sponsorship of Road Safety Week and aimed to highlight the importance of being visible to motorists and to keep young people safe.
Be seen, be safe
Store director, Judith Ball, 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. It is especially important that all pedestrians take precautions and wear high visibility clothing when out and about in the dark.’
Primary schools are winners
To decide who the lucky recipients of the hi-vis vests would be a schools’ competition was organised to design a superhero. As a result Portrush and St Malachy’s Primary Schools each won 80 jackets whilst St Brigid’s Primary School in Ballymoney won 40 vests.
PSNI road safety
‘We were delighted that PSNI Road Safety Education Officer, Constable Sydney Henry, accompanied us to the schools and told the children how to stay safe on the roads.’
It’s also important for drivers to make sure that their vision is up to scratch before getting behind the wheel. Specsavers opticians recommend that everyone should have their eyes examined every two years.