Children from local schools and brownie groups have received some free high visibility jackets from Specsavers this winter.
Be seen, be safe says Specsavers store director
Specsavers Harlow store director, Sarah Flowers says: ‘Road safety awareness is paramount, particularly for young children in the winter months. We are delighted to extend our support to the community with the donation of hi-visibility vests to local groups. We appreciate road safety and being seen is important for every child though, so have taken the opportunity to share 5 key points for Harlow parents.’
Tips on road safety
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- When walking with children, encourage your child to walk away from the pavement edge
- 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.
If you have any concerns about your or your child’s sight, we are here to help and answer your questions.