School children in St Andrews have been given a batch of high visibility vests by a local opticians, helping to keep them safer and more visible.

A talk on road safety

Specsavers in St Andrews visited Canongate Primary School with local police constable Joanna Peddie to donate 55 vests to pupils in primaries four and five, and give a talk on road safety.

Increase the visibility of local school children

The donation was made as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers to increase the visibility of school children on the way to and from school, making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Ross Scanlon, store manager at Specsavers in St Andrews, said: ‘Staff were really keen to spread the road safety message in St Andrews especially since, throughout winter, the children have to travel at a time when visibility for drivers can be poor.

‘I’m so pleased we’ve been able to provide the reflective vests to make sure the boys and girls stand out to passing motorists on their journey. I look forward to seeing them sporting their vests around St Andrews when they’re out and about on darker nights.’

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