A VISIBLE SIGN THAT ROAD SAFETY IS HIGH PRIORITY FOR PUPILS

Stuart Forrester, store director at Specsavers Galashiels hands over 30 high-visibility reflective vests to school pupils of Burgh School in Gala to mark Road Safety Week 2012, which took place from 19-25 November.
Stuart Forrester, store director at Specsavers Galashiels hands over 30 high-visibility reflective vests to school pupils of Burgh School in Gala to mark Road Safety Week 2012, which took place from 19-25 November.
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CHILDREN at Galashiels’ Burgh Primary School will be safer when out walking near busy roads this winter, thanks to a local opticians.

Specsavers Galashiels last Thursday handed over a set of 30 high-visibility reflective vests to junior road safety officers Caris Brus and Madison Turner to mark Road Safety Week 2012, which took place from November 19 to 25.

Stuart Forrester, store director at Specsavers Galashiels, said: “We are delighted to be able to give these high-visibility vests for the whole class to use and to offer the children a little bit of extra advice on how to be seen and what to look out for on their way to and from school.

“However, it’s also very important that drivers understand the importance of having their eyes checked regularly to make sure their vision is up to scratch for driving in the dark during winter time, when road conditions are often tricky.”