To mark National Road Safety Week, Specsavers opticians in Mold pledged to raise awareness about road safety among local school children by donating high visibility vests to a local primary school and Rainbows and Beavers groups.
Specsavers in Mold have ensured the safety of children at Wepre Primary on Llwyni Drive, Connah’s Quay, by donating a number of vests to the school. They also distributed the safety vests to children at Gwernymynydd C.P School, Mold Rainbows, Gwernafield Beavers and Myndd Isa Beavers.
'It can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians'
Denise Roe, store director at Specsavers Mold, commented: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with increasingly wintery weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians. Many children are walking home from school at dusk, which is a particularly hazardous time.
‘With this in mind, we decided to spread the message of Road Safety Week and increase the safety of children by donating high visibility vests to a local school and community groups.
‘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. Regular eye tests are important, as early detection can reduce the risk of serious eye problems in the long term.’