A ROAD safety charity has called on the Government to axe the clock changes.
As the clocks go back this weekend, Brake and partner Autoglass have urged the Government to make this the last time.
The charity says scrapping the annual return to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) would make roads safer as it would mean lighter evenings and more daylight hours, preventing an estimated 450 deaths and serious injuries a year. Brake campaigns director Julie Townsend said: “When the clocks go back the risk to pedestrians and cyclists increases.
“This outdated system needs to be changed, which is why we support the Lighter Later campaign for the clocks to be put forward year-round.
“If the Government acts now and makes this the last time the clocks go back, it will prevent needless suffering among hundreds of families each year, and deliver environmental and economic benefits.”
The Lighter Later Campaign is proposing the clocks go forward by one hour all year to GMT+1 in winter and GMT+2 in summer.