The 1st Honiton Scout group has road safety in their sights following a donation of 100 high-visibility vests from their local Specsavers store.

The donation is aimed at promoting work by Brake, the road safety charity. The charity hopes to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life saving measures.

Proud to support the community

Stephen Auty, Store director, Honiton, said: ‘We are keen to support the local community in any way we can. What better way to highlight road safety than ensuring local children are safe when they’re out and about than with high visibility vests.’

Recent campaigns include focusing on the dangers of driving too fast and promoting the importance of 20mph speed limit in built up areas.

A word from the Scout Group

Group Scout leader, Helen Turner, said: ‘When Specsavers in Honiton contacted us with the offer of free high visibility jackets for our group, we were overjoyed.

'We plan to use the vests for the all of the groups throughout the year not just during the darker evenings. The jackets will help children be seen when we take them out and about and raise awareness of road safety’.

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