Specsavers in Norris Green is ensuring local children safer thanks to donating 100 hi-vis vests to members of the 19th Walton on the Hill Scouts group.
Donation made as nights get darker
The donation was made during Road Safety Week, which takes place 21st – 28th November. Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.
Brake is a road safety charity that works to prevent road death and injury, make streets and communities safer, and supports the victims of road crashes.
As well as keeping local children safe and more visible, Specsavers is also keen to raise awareness about the importance of regular eye tests, especially at this time of year when nights and mornings are darker.
Paul Stanway, director at Norris Green said: ‘There are 2,900 road accidents each year due to poor visibility. Taking an eye test only takes a few minutes and it’s incredibly important for drivers to have regular checks. Visibility is reduced at this time of year meaning accidents are more likely.
'This risk of course grows further if vision is impaired.’
Norris Green is offering free eye tests in December.