To mark National Road Safety Week (23 - 29 November), the Falkirk opticians is helping to keep local children safe by donating 160 high visibility vests to Carronshore Primary School.

Increasing the visibility of local children All children in P1 - 3, as well as the school’s cycling club, received the vests as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers to increase the visibility of local children when out and about and make it easier for motorists to spot them.

Dark winter mornings and nights

Store director at Specsavers in Falkirk, Jonathan Cawley, said: ‘At this time of year, with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when children are walking home from school.

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the town and offered Carronshore Primary School the high visibility vests.’

Road safety project

Laura Jarvie, head teacher of Carronshore Primary School, said: ‘All of our pupils from primaries one to three have been kitted out with vests for the walk to school, as have the members of the school’s cycling club.

‘The timing couldn’t be more apt as our pupils are currently undertaking a community project with a focus on road safety. It’s a great initiative from Specsavers that will get youngsters thinking about this important issue.’

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