To mark National Road Safety Week (23 - 29 November), Specsavers in Paisley is helping to keep local children safe by donating over 160 high visibility vests to primary schools in the area.

Specsavers road safety initiative

Pupils at St Catherine’s Primary School, St Fergus Primary school, Mossvale Primary School and Gallowhill Primary School 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 Paisley, Gail Thompson, 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 the high visibility vests to primary schools in our local area.’

Clearly visible at all times

Mrs Julie Colquhoun, head teacher at Mossvale Primary School, 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.’

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