TO MARK national Road Safety Week, staff from Specsavers in Winsford have been on a mission to help keep local school children safe by donating high visibility vests to two primary schools in the town.

Increasing the safety of children

Children at Willow Wood and Darnhall primary schools were each presented with 100 vests by Adrienne Caldwell and Jackie Hickson from on Friday 14 November, to ensure that they’re safer when their learning takes them out into the community, while walking to and from school 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.

Making it easier to spot hazards

Store director at the Specsavers store in Winsford, Peter Adshead, commented: ‘This time of year is particularly hazardous for pedestrians as the dark mornings and evenings combine with the wintry weather. Because of this, we wanted to make it easier for motorists to spot local school children and decided to donate the high visibility vests as part of Road Safety Week.

‘As part of the initiative, we are also hoping 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.’

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