Children stay safe and seen with high vis vests
Children stay 'safe and seen' with high vis vests donated by Specsavers Wilton.
Road Safety Week
Specsavers Wilton has donated hi-vis vests to children at Scoil Padraig Pio, Churchfield as part of the local Road Safety Week initiative which aims to keep children safe on Irish roads over the coming months.
Jill Forde from Specsavers Wilton visited the school as part of their mission one to give away hi-vis vests to the primary schools of the town and surrounding villages.
She comments: “We’re delighted to be able to donate these vests and were very impressed to find that Wilton youngsters were already well-versed on their road safety.
Between 1997 and 2012, 262 children aged between 0-14 were killed and 1115 were seriously injured on Irish roads.
Visibility is poor
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 campaign
Specsavers Wilton also promotes road safety through their 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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