Specsavers opticians in Welwyn Garden City has helped pupils stay safe at night by donating high visibility vests to a local school.

Promote road safety

The opticians, located at the 57 Howardsgate, gave the vests to 120 children in years one and two at Commonswood Primary and Nursery School to promote road safety.


The store made the donations in conjunction with Road Safety Week, an annual initiative by the road safety charity Brake. Specsavers opticians have been supporting Road Safety Week by raising awareness of the campaign’s message, ‘look out for each other’ through high visibility jacket donations and highlighting the importance of eyesight in staying safe on the roads.


Store director, Thomas Armstrong, said: ‘We want to make sure that children are safe and visible during the darker winter months. Since the clocks have changed and nights have got darker, we hope our donation will help keep parents’ minds at ease when they’re escorting their children to and from school. We also hope that we can raise awareness of road safety and reduce the number of accidents and tragedies on UK roads.’

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