PHC Law Supports RoSPA's Lighter Evening Campaign
Released on: July 27, 2011, 1:39 pm
RoSPA has been calling for many years for a move to a system
called “Single/Double Summer time” (SDST), which would put the clocks
one hour ahead of GMT in winder and two hours ahead of GMT throughout
the summer months.
The campaign has been launched to improve road safety and the number of fatalities
and people that are injured on the roads, being the key aim behind RoSPA’s campaign.
Research found a move to SDST could reduce road death by around 80 per cent every
year and serious injuries by around 212 per year.
A spokesperson from PHC Law personal injury solicitors said:
“Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors recover millions of pounds in compensation every
year from people who have sustained a whiplash injury, been involved public
transport accidents through to pedestrians and cyclists who have been involved in an
“The main benefit of SDST will help to protect not only motorists and pedestrians
but vulnerable road users like children and the elderly, making them more visible to
“Children are often a high-risk in regards to road traffic accidents, they tend to
go straight to school in a morning but often participate in after school activities,
increasing their exposure to road dangers in the evenings. It is vital in any case
for motorcyclists and pedestrians to ensure they can be seen and for motorists to
watch their speed and be aware of vulnerable road users like pedestrians, children
and the elderly at any time of the day or night”
“If SDST is enforced, hopefully this will drastically improve the amount of people
who are involved in road traffic accidents each year, especially children”.
Tom Mularkley, RosPA chief executive said: “We need to keep the momentum behind this
long-running campaign. In view of the reports published in 2009, plus casualty data,
we will continue to call a change which, we believe, would save lives and reduce
"More pedestrians are killed and injured in the afternoon and early evening than in
the morning. Therefore, by moving to SDST, vulnerable road users like children
walking home from school would have an extra hour of daylight in which to make their
"It is time for the issue to come off the shelf and for the full implications to be
RoSPA recommends a trial is run for 2-3 years to provide objective, up-to-date
evidence about the effects of SDST, also recommending that it would enable the
public, industry and business sectors to experience the change for themselves.
Contact Details: Victoria Leah
107 Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1LD
01772 203 303
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