Double summertime could cut road deaths

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) suggest that adopting single double summer time (SDST) can cut the number of road traffic accidents

With SDST clocks would be two hours ahead of GMT in the summer and one hour ahead in winter, thus extending daylight into the evenings and reducing the number of road traffic accidents. In addition it is estimated that CO2 emissions could be reduced by about 500,000 tonnes per year. Meanwhile the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) suggests that drivers keep their windscreens clean every week and screen wash topped up to prevent dazzling from the low sun at this time of year.


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