Specsavers in Glenrothes visited children at Pitcoudie Primary School to share a road safety message during their morning assembly and gift a batch of reflective vests.

Eye care specialists from the local opticians presented the primary 2, 3 and 4 classes with 200 high visibility vests to mark Road Safety Week.

The donation was made as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers to increase the visibility of school children on their way to and from school, making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Road Safety Week

Pitcoudie Primary marked the national awareness week with various activities to spread the road safety message. Speaking to youngsters about this topic is important to the local school as one of their pupils was killed in a road traffic accident last year.

At this time of year, children are travelling to and from school when the mornings and nights are darker, diminishing visibility for drivers. The reflective vests should help youngsters stand out to passing traffic.

Children will glow in the dark

Specsavers Glenrothes store director Stewart Wilson said: ‘It was great to visit the local school children and spread the important road safety message.

‘We hope that the pupils will make good use of their vests and we look forward to seeing them sporting the reflective tops around Glenrothes.’

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