The Downpatrick Specsavers team has donated high visibility vests to help keep a local Beavers group be seen better on the roads this winter.

The giveaway coincided with Road Safety Week and aims to highlight the importance of being visible to motorists and to keep young people safe.

Championing road safety

1st and 2nd Downpatrick Beaver Scouts received high-vis vests for use by their members, and local schools and community groups are being urged to contact the store if they are interested in receiving vests for children.

Each year Specsavers champions road safety and provides hi vis vests to local primary schools and community groups.

Be seen in the dark

Specsavers Downpatrick store director Paula Cunningham, said: 'To be safe as a road user and as a pedestrian you have to be seen and this applies especially to children as they make their way to and from school. It is particularly important that all pedestrians take precautions and wear high visibility when out and about in the dark.

'Our store manager Kevin Carlisle was delighted to hand over these vests to the Beavers to stay safe on the roads and we’re keen to hear from any other local schools or community groups who think they could benefit from their use.'

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