Getting the safety message across

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Lenzie Primary School were donated 30 special high visibility vests as part of the Road Safety Week initiative recently.

The vests were donated by homebuilder Cala Homes (West) who joined forces with road safety charity Brake - which aims to raise awarness amongst pupils and vehicle drives of the dangers of not being seen in and around school premises.

Road Safety Week is an annual awareness campaign which aims to bring local communities, schools and organisations together to raise awareness of the steps that can be taken to improve road safety and ultimately, save lives.

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (West), said: “We are very proud to work with Lenzie Primary to promote Road Safety Week.

“Our team thoroughly enjoyed meeting the pupils of Lenzie, and we hope the vests we have donated will prove invaluable as the darker nights draw in.

“We would encourage children in the community to wear them walking to and from school to ensure they are visible to motorists and travel safely throughout the season.”

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, involving thousands of schools, organisations and community groups every year.

It was set up in 1997 and it is coordinated annually by Brake each November, and aims to encourage grassroots action on road safety and raise awareness about the part we can all play in preventing tragedies and making roads safer.

The initiative gives everyone an opportunity to promote road safety in their community, school or workplace, as part of a big national event, and using guidance and resources from Brake. It also provides a useful focal point for road safety professionals to boost awareness and increase engagement in their work.

This year the theme was asking everyone to ‘drive less but live more’

A spokesperson for Brake said: “ We’re encouraging everyone to consider how they use roads, and if they can ditch some vehicle mileage, and instead walk, cycle or use public transport as much as possible. Work out how much money you’ll save, calories you’ll burn, and pollution you won’t create.”