GEM urges motorists to support Lighter Later campaign

12.32 | 8 November 2011 |

Following the Government’s announcement that it will officially back the Daylight Saving Bill, GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to support the Lighter Later campaign.

GEM sponsors the Lighter Later campaign, which aims to shift Britain’s clocks forward by one hour throughout the year. GEM points to ‘year on year evidence’ showing that the accident rate on the roads increases after the clocks go back.

David Williams MBE, GEM chief executive, said: “The news that the Government is backing the bill, albeit with some compromises, is definitely a step in the right direction. Poor weather, decreased visibility and bad road conditions are all rife during the winter months and have a serious effect on the rise in accidents and hazardous breakdown situations. Changing the clocks only adds further to the dangers for road users.

“It’s not only motorists who are at risk, but other vulnerable road users, including children on their way home from school. Introducing lighter evenings will make our roads a safer place by increasing visibility and in turn will help prevent unnecessary accidents. We are calling on motorists to show their support for a campaign that has so many benefits for so many people.”

For more information contact Caroline Fosbury or Katie Murphy on 08453 700 771 / 773.


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