The Lisburn Specsavers store has given away 200 high visibility vests to several local primary schools as part of a campaign to promote the importance of road safety among children.

As the days are getting shorter and the dark nights are setting in now for winter, the Lisburn Specsavers store understands that it is more important than ever that people can be seen clearly on the roads. This is especially important for school children, and the aim was to donate as many high visibility jackets as possible to local primary schools in the Lisburn area.

Store directors, Natalie Latham and Jill Campbell decided to place the names of all the primary schools in the Lisburn City area into a hat and four lucky schools were chosen. Delivery of the jackets is currently underway.  Pictured below are pupils from Tonagh Primary School prior to their recent sponsored walk.

Importance of safety

Store director, Natalie, says: ‘To be safe as a road user and as a pedestrian you have to be seen, and this applies particularly to children as they make their way to and from school. It is especially important that all pedestrians take precautions and wear high visibility clothing when out and about in the dark.

‘As part of our safety campaign for Road Safety Week (17 – 23 November), we wanted to reinforce the importance of being seen on our roads at all times. Therefore, we are delighted to have been able to donate these high visibility jackets to a number of local schools, and we hope that this will help children to be a lot safer on our roads.’

The staff at the Specsavers store would like to remind the local community that it isn’t just about being seen on our roads, but it is also about the importance of being able to see other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and any other road users.

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