USED car purchaser We Buy Any Car is helping young children in Chester stay safe this winter.
The firm has joined road safety campaign charity Brake to deliver 2,000 high-visibility vests to primary schoolchildren across the area.
The aim is for youngsters aged between four and seven can to be able to go to school safely as the nights draw in.
The autumn campaign, See Me Stay Safe, aims to help reduce the number of child fatalities and injuries on the roads in Chester. In 2011, Cheshire suffered 33 deaths and a further 4,258 casualties on the roads.
We Buy Any Car still has 3,000 hi-vis vests to give away and Chester schools hoping to take part can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/webuyanycar.
A spokesperson for We Buy Any Car said: “Young children are particularly vulnerable at this time of year when they walk to and from school in the dark.
“We take road safety very seriously and wanted to contribute to the great road safety efforts in the area.”
Sarah Fatica, general manager at Brake, said: “We Buy Any Car has been a partner of Brake for a number of years and we are delighted to support their campaign to ensure every child aged between four and seven in Chester has access to a free high-visibility vest.
“Walking to school becomes particularly treacherous for children at this time of year, with the darker nights and poor weather reducing the visibility of drivers.
“We are urging schools to order the free vests and bring wider road safety messages into lessons, encouraging children to hold hands by the roadside and cross at traffic lights in order to help reduce the devastating number of crashes in Chester this winter.”