Remember that clocks go forward this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:51 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:51 28 March 2014

Clocks go forward at 1am on Sunday when British Summer Time begins

Clocks go forward at 1am on Sunday when British Summer Time begins

Archant

British Summer Time (BST) begins this weekend and brings an extra hour of daylight.

So don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour at 1am on Sunday, March 30.

Putting the clocks forward by an hour all year round could reduce danger to pedestrians and cyclists according to Brake, the road safety charity.

They claim that moving the clocks to GMT+1 in winter and GMT+2 in summer would save an estimated 80 lives a year and prevent hundreds of serious injuries on the roads.

It was also suggested safer, lighter evenings would encourage more recreational walking and cycling.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive at Brake, said: “Putting the clocks forward by an extra hour throughout the year is a simple change that would make a huge positive difference to society, giving us all more daylight to play with.

“With lighter afternoons and evenings, many more people would be able to get out and walk and cycle, to get to school or work, or simply for their health and enjoyment. “People on foot or bike would be easier for drivers to see, many devastating road casualties would be prevented, and our communities would be more social, enjoyable places.”

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser