Daylight saving

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Headline Messages: 
  • Currently, many hours of daylight are ‘lost’ in the morning. Aligning UK time with Central European Time (CET) may bring considerable economic and environmental benefits because people would have more light for leisure activities in the evening and need less energy for lighting.
  • It is possible that a shift to CET would also result in fewer road crashes overall, although an increase on winter mornings may occur.
CTC View (formal statement of CTC's policy): 
  • CTC supports the idea of researching the effect of shifting time zones to align with many of our European neighbours. Such changes may bring considerable economic and environmental benefits and contribute to improved road safety.
  • In addition to the possible disadvantages of the shift for certain areas of the country and certain professions, there may be specific road safety effects on cyclists, such as the potential for greater exposure to icy conditions on winter mornings. These must be taken into account in the research.
  • CTC’s final view on daylight saving will be subject to the findings of official research.
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Publication Date: 
June 2011
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