As winter sets in, and to mark this year's national Road Safety Week, staff from Specsavers in Warrington have pledged to keep local school children safe by donating high visibility vests to a primary school in the town.

Safe when out in the community

Children at St Margaret’s Primary School were presented with 300 vests by store manager, Michelle Byrom to ensure that they’re safer when out and about and on school trips.

The high visibility vests were donated to the primary schools as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, as part of Road Safety Week, to increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Store director at the Specsavers store in Warrington, Andrea Eaton, commented: ‘As the dark mornings and nights set in and combine with the wintry weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, especially at dusk when the children are walking home from school.

‘Knowing this, we wanted to help ensure the safety of children in Warrington and offered St Margaret’s Primary School the high visibility vests.

Regular eye testing for children

‘We are also taking this time to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

Visit Road Safety Week for more information.

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