To mark National Road Safety Week, Specsavers in Hull has pledged to keep local children safe by donating high visibility vests to three local scout groups, a local rainbow pack and two primary schools.
Optometrist Jessica Pinkney had 304 vests to distribute, and distributed them to the Second Kirk Ella Beavers and Scouts, Catterick Scout Group, Trinity Methodist Scouts, First Hedon Rainbows, Chiltern Primary School and Ganton School at Sirius Academy.
High visibility vests have been donated to children up and down the country as part of a Specsavers initiative to mark Road Safety Week, increasing the safety of local children by making it easier for motorists to spot them.
A word from the director
Store director at the Specsavers store in Hull, Neil Pinkney, commented: ‘As the nights draw in at this time of year, it’s increasingly hard for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school.
‘We decided to use Road Safety Week as an opportunity to increase the safety of children in Hull by offering the schools and scout groups the high visibility vests.,
Free glasses and eye tests for under-16s
Neil continued: ‘As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’