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Dark nights, bright kids

Author | 19 November 2019

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

This Road Safety Week (November 18-24), Specsavers Newport 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 will be giving away 200 high-visibility vests to youngsters who come into the store between now and the end of December. There is a bike rack directly outside so the team is particularly keen to ensure young cyclists can be seen as the days get shorter.

Vinay Najran, store director at Specsavers Newport, says: ‘We’re proud to be teaming up with Brake to try and make our roads safer. With the days getting darker, these vests will help make sure children are visible when they are out on the roads.With our bike rack outside we want to provide youngsters with a vest so they can be seen when they’re out cycling.

‘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’.

For further information or to book an eye test visit: Specsavers, Unit 9, Baddeley Court, 6-16 High Street, Newport, TF10 7GQ, call 01952 310 210 or go to www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/newportshropshire

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