Specsavers in Diss gives out high-vis vests to children
A Diss optician has teamed up with a road safety charity in an effort to protect some of the most vulnerable road users.
As part of Road Safety Week, which started on Monday, Specsavers in Mere Street is working with Brake, with the store set to give away 250 high-vis vests to children who go for an eye test until Sunday, November 24.
The vests will make children more visible to drivers and, the campaigners hope, prevent serious injuries or death.
Simon Hill, director of Specsavers in Diss, said: “We’re proud to be teaming up with Brake to try to 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.
“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 for Brake, emphasised how vital good eyesight is for road safety. He said: “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.”