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This week, Jefferies Solicitors has donated 1,000 reflective band bracelets to schools in Manchester, to help children be seen in winter – as part of Road Safety Week (21-27 November).
Our team handed out the bands to pupils in 14 primary schools, across Manchester, Altrincham, Timperley, Sale, Brooklands, Wythenshawe, Didsbury and Bowdon. We also gave pupils winter safety advice posters with ‘be bright’ tips to hang up in their classrooms. Through the donation, we’re hoping to raise awareness and encourage children to be seen during the winter months.
Road safety is a key issue for children across the country, with the number of children killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents in the UK between June 2015 and June 2016 remaining at 1,950 – with no change from the previous year.
David How, head teacher at Beaver Road Primary School in Didsbury, said: “Road safety is always such an important message for children, but particularly at this time of year, with the dark mornings and evenings. Many of our pupils walk, cycle and use scooters to get home, so the bands can be attached to bags or coats to make them more visible to cars and to reinforce the safety message.”
Our managing director, Michael Jefferies also commented on the issue: “Sadly, we see an increase in the number of motoring accidents at this time of year, and we want to spread the message of winter safety to the local community. By handing reflective bands, we hope to increase awareness among children in the area.
“Anything we can do to start a discussion between teachers and pupils about the importance of road safety is great – and the reflective bands and posters for the classroom are helping the local schools to implement this.”
For more tips on how to stay safe when driving in the winter, visit here.
Published on 24th November 2016.