School children told “be seen, be safe”

Be seen, be safe: Primary one pupil's from Maisondieu Primary are pictured with their badges, looked on by Angela Campbell of William Black Funeral Directors.
Be seen, be safe: Primary one pupil's from Maisondieu Primary are pictured with their badges, looked on by Angela Campbell of William Black Funeral Directors.

Advice on road safety is once again being given to Brechin youngsters in a bid to help them stay safe on the roads as the dark nights approach.

William Black Funeral Directors, Brechin, teamed up again with national road safety charity, Brake, to encourage schools to help make children aware about road safety, in particular, when British Summer Time ended at the end of October.

For the third year in succession, William Black is donating a number of high visibility reflective badges to pupils in Brechin and Edzell primary schools.

“We are helping to raise awareness of the importance of being visible on the road during dark nights, “ said Angela Campbell from the funeral directors.

“With the clocks gone back, darker mornings and evenings mean that children need to take extra care on their journeys to and from school.”

Badges were given to the schools on week ending October 27 in time for the clocks changing that weekend.

Parents wanting to make sure their children are safe on the roads during the darker months should remember the following tips:

l Make sure that your child can be easily seen, especially at night, on dark days and in bad weather.

l Bright or fluorescent clothes show up best by day, especially in dull or misty weather.

l By night, reflective material is best and shows up in car headlights. Remember, fluorescent clothing doesn’t work after dark.

For a picture of Andover school pupil’s receiving their badges turn to page 8.