A HUCKNALL optician’s is getting behind Road Safety Week by running a special giveaway.
This is to win one of 30 high-visibility vests to ensure that locals will still be clearly seen into the dark winter days.
Specsavers, of High Street, is giving away the hi-vis vests in a range of sizes which can be used both by children and adults so that they are seen clearly when out and about during the coming bleak months.
Stephen Archer, store director at Specsavers, said: “Donating hi-vis vests to the local community is something we feel very strongly about.
“We are offering these free vests to highlight the importance of being seen now that the winter months are drawing in, bringing darker nights and more hazardous driving conditions.
“Being safe and being seen is a key message we want to reinforce and the vests go some way to help to do that.”
Specsavers is a sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event, which is organised by the road safety charity, Brake.
“It is an opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot as well as raising funds for this worthwhile cause,” said Mr Archer.
A spokesman for Brake said: “This special week gives people an opportunity to promote road safety in their community, school or workplace.
“We provide help and support for victims of road deaths and injuries. We appreciate the initiative shown by Specsavers at Hucknall with its offer of the hi-vis vests.”
The Specsavers store will be continuing the road safety theme on Hucknall Carnival Night, Wednesday December 5, by keeping open late at night to invite all drivers to take the company’s number-plate challenge.
There will also be a charity tombola and staff will be getting into the Christmas spirit, giving away ‘reindeer food’ to their younger visitors and special offers to customers.
n Anyone who would like one of the hi-vis vests is asked to call at the Specsavers store and give the password, which is SPECVIS.
Vests are available on a first come, first serve basis and are available while stocks last.