The team at Specsavers in Feltham is championing road safety in the community by gifting high-visibility vests to children in-store, in a bid to raise awareness throughout the winter months.
The activity is part of an initiative with the road safety charity Brake, which exists to prevent deaths and injury on roads, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies.
Pop into store to pick up your free vest.
Winter driving can bring testing conditions for all drivers, whether it's gently falling snow, lashing rain or icy roads. Consequently there is an increased risk to pedestrians so Specsavers would also like to offer the following advice to parents to help keep their children safe this winter.
Tips on road safety
1. Make sure you are always 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.
2. Explain road safety rules to your children when out and about. Encourage your child to talk about these rules, what they see on the road, what they think is safe and not safe.
3. With your help and guidance, start to engage your child in making decisions about road safety. For example, by telling you when they think it is safe to cross the road.
4. When walking with children, encourage your child to walk away from the pavement edge 5. Both you and your 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.