Dark Nights, Bright Kids

Dark Nights, Bright Kids

Children in Didcot will be more visible when they are out and about, thanks to their local Specsavers store.

This Road Safety Week (November 18-24), Specsavers in the Orchard Centre has teamed up with road safety charity, Brake, to encourage people to ‘step up for safe streets’.

As well as encouraging drivers to have their eyes checked to ensure they are safe to drive, Specsavers is also donating high-visibility vests to local schools and community groups to help make sure children are seen as the nights draw in.

Adela Garcia, store director at Specsavers Didcot, says: ‘We’re proud to be teaming up with Brake to try and make our roads safer. With the days getting shorter, these vests will help make sure children are visible when they are out and about, so we’d encourage local schools and community groups to pop in and see us if they are interested in receiving some vests.

‘This Road Safety Week we also want to encourage drivers to “step up for safe streets” by having regular eye tests to make sure their eyesight is as good as it can be.’

Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns from Brake, says: ‘Every 20 minutes, someone on a British road is killed or seriously injured. Every death or serious injury on the road is preventable and that’s why we’re asking everyone to “Step up for safe streets” this Road Safety Week. We’re delighted to partner with Specsavers as good eyesight is so important for road safety, whatever mode of transport you use to get around.

‘School children are some of our most vulnerable road users and so it’s fantastic to see Specsavers partnering with local schools this Road Safety Week.’

To find out how your school or community group might be able to benefit from the high-visibility vests visit Specsavers at 17 Orchard Street, Didcot OX11 7LG, telephone 01235 517100 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/didcot

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