Time for change

2019-03-08 04:14:05

Leaving the clocks alone this autumn and putting Britain on the same time as most of mainland Europe would save over 100 lives every year, according to a study commissioned by the Department of Transport. Even Scotland—where dark winter mornings were thought to be a problem—would benefit from the change. The results emerged from a computer analysis of more than three million police traffic accident reports, which took into account the amount of daylight at the scene. This showed that the changeover would lead to more road accidents in the darker mornings,