ROAD safety charity Brake has joined the call to scrap daylight savings.
The Huddersfield-based group says moving the clocks forward to match mainland Europe will save hundreds of lives by reducing accidents.
A Daylight Savings Bill which proposes GMT+1 in the winter and GMT+2 in the summer is being considered by Parliament.
Department for Transport research found the change would prevent 80 deaths and more than 200 serious injuries as well as cutting emissions and increasing leisure time.
UK clocks go forward this weekend for the start of British Summer Time (BST) and Brake said it was backing the Lighter Later campaign.
Julie Townsend, Brake’s campaigns director, said: “Brake has been campaigning for the clocks to be changed for good for many years. It is such a simple and effective way to reduce deaths and injuries on our roads, and carries so many other benefits.”