Pupils learn the 'Be Bright Be Seen' messagePhotograph of the Think! Be Bright Be Seen logo

Pupils from schools in the Conwy Valley have been given high visibility armbands to help motorists see them in darker evenings.

 

Funded by PACT (Police and Community Trust) children from Ysgol Eglwysbach, Ysgol Tal y Bont, Ysgol Llangelynnin in Henryd, Ysgol Trefriw and Ysgol Dolgarrog have been given the wristbands as part of a drive to promote road safety.

 

PCSO Andrea Cody, who is based at Llanrwst Police Station, made the bid to help promote the ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ message to youngsters. She said:

 

“With the schools being in rural areas and with the nights now drawing in I thought distributing the armbands to the pupils was an excellent way to highlight the importance of children being seen by motorists and other road users in the dark. This can in turn, help prevent pedestrians being injured.

 

“After speaking to the youngsters I hope they will all take the important message home to their parents and other family members.”

 

Dave Evans from PACT said: “We were keen to help increase the safety of the children, particularly now because the evenings are getting dark, and we are delighted to have been able to support this initiative to promote their safety.”

 

Top tips for pedestrians whilst out during the hours of darkness:

 

·        Make sure you can be easily seen at all times, but especially at night, on dark days and in bad weather

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

·        By night, reflective material is best and shows up in car headlights – fluorescent clothing doesn't work after dark

·        Reflective tape can be put on clothing, school bags and equipment

·        Cross the road at the safest place possible for example, zebra, pelican, puffin and patrolled crossings

·        Use the Green Cross Code: Stop, Look, Listen, Live

·        If you are out at night, choose routes that are well-lit by streetlights and cross at well-lit places

 

Further guidance on how to 'Be Bright Be Seen' is available via the Advice and Support section.

 

Further information regarding PACT and some of the projects they have supported is available via their website

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