Specsavers helps pupils stay seen and stay safe

Optical Assistants Holly Ashcroft and Cherry Dodd from the Specsavers team in Skelmersdale have visited local Holland Moor Primary School to hand out free high vis jackets to pupils walking to and from school to highlight the importance of staying safe and seen.

The team at Specsavers wanted to raise awareness of road safety at this time of year, and help school children to be visible to drivers in the winter months when driving conditions are affected by darker evenings and poor weather.

Road Safety Week

This year’s Road Safety week, Specsavers urged drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to make a pledge to stay sharp on the roads and help prevent the 2,900 causalities caused each year due to poor driver vision.

Optical Assistant Cherry Dodd says: ‘ We wanted to make sure that pupils walking to school early in the morning to breakfast club, or staying late for after school club could be seen clearly by drivers as it is often still dark at these times in the day.’

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‘We would also urge drivers to get their eye sight tested at this time of year, or to keep a spare pair of glasses in the car if possible to help keep the roads safe.’

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