A conservative MP has been named Brake’s parliamentarian of the month for tabling a Private Members’ Bill to get the secretary of state to conduct an analysis of the costs and benefits of introducing daylight saving time.
Daylight saving time means putting the clocks forward by one hour to make the days lighter. It would make the journey home from school safer for children during the winter months, and it is estimated that the move could save 100 lives each year on the roads.
A number of road safety organisations have campaigned on this issue for several years.
Rebecca Harris MP, said: “I am delighted to be selected as Brake’s Parliamentarian of the Month. As a mother I want Britain’s roads to be as safe as possible.
“I am very proud to be putting forward a Bill that has the potential to help save lives on our roads.”
Ellen Booth, Brake’s campaign officer, added: “This is an opportunity to make a huge difference to road safety.”
“Rebecca’s firm commitment to road safety and the environment are commendable and we are very pleased to award her with our Parliamentarian of the Month award for road safety.”
For more information contact Ellen Booth, Brake’s campaign officer.