Specsavers in Exeter has donated high visibility vests to help pupils at a local school stay safe.

The store donated the vests to pupils at Lady Smith Infant School in Exeter to promote safety at night, an initiative by the charity Brake for Road Safety Week.

Good use

Deputy head teacher at Lady Smith Infant School, Emma Brown says: ‘We’re very grateful for these vests; they will be put to good use.

‘The safety of our pupils is one of our top priorities. These vests will allow the children to walk safely in the dark, as well as be visible to cars on outings and school trips.’

Visible at night

Store director Jonathan Baumber says: ‘We want to make sure that children are safe and visible at night as winter is fast approaching.

‘Since the clocks have changed and nights have got darker, we hope our donation will help keep parents’ minds at ease when they’re escorting their children to and from school. It was fantastic to meet all the kids, especially as it’s vital to learn how important it is to be visible on the roads from a young age.’

Brake is a national road safety charity which exists to prevent deaths and injuries which happen on roads on a daily basis, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies.

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