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Hi-vis handout during Road Safety Week

16 October, 2014
Jenny kirwan, (left) and Margaret Sherrif (right) pictured alongside pupils from St. Kierans
Jenny kirwan, (left) and Margaret Sherrif (right) pictured alongside pupils from St. Kieran's Children's Centre

Specsavers Athlone has donated hi-viz vests to children at St. Kieran’s Children’s Centre as part of the local Road Safety Week initiative which aims to keep children safe on Irish roads over the coming months.

St. Kieran's 

St. Kieran’s is just one of the pre-schools that staff members visited as part of their mission one to give away 700 hi-viz vests to the preschools of the town and surrounding villages.

Irish roads 

Between 1997 and 2012, 262 children aged between 0-14 were killed and 1115 were seriously injured on Irish roads.

Poor visibility 

Motorists often find it hard to see pedestrians wearing dark clothes at night or when visibility is poor and so it is vital that children are easily seen. This is an issue as many school uniforms are dark and most primary schools don‘t have rules about outer garments. 

Drive Safe

Specsavers Athlone also promotes road safety through our Drive Safe campaign, which calls for all drivers to have regular eye tests in order to be safe on the roads.

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