To mark National Road Safety Week (23 - 29 November), the Kirkintilloch opticians is helping to keep local children safe by donating high visibility vests to Millersneuk Primary School in Lenzie.

Highlighting the importance of road safety

Children in primary one received the vests as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers to increase the visibility of local children, making it easier for motorists to spot them on their journey to and from school.

Store director at Specsavers in Kirkintilloch, Neil Drain, said: ‘At this time of year, with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, especially children when they are walking to and from school at dawn and dusk.

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the area and offered Millersneuk Primary School the high visibility vests.’

Clearly visible at all times

Mr Greg Caldow, head teacher, said: ‘It’s absolutely wonderful to receive the high visibility vests from Specsavers as we’ll get so much use from them over the year. ‘The vests will ensure our pupils are clearly visible at all times when they’re out and about on trips. It’s a great initiative from Specsavers that will get youngsters thinking about this important issue.

‘Our primary one class were very excited when Neil stopped by with the vests as they’ve been learning about the importance of road safety in the lead up to Road Safety Week.’

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