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Crashes increase when clocks change

1 November 2010

As the clocks changed this weekend, new evidence shows the number of road crashes is likely to increase over the next two weeks.

The report from Road Safety Analysis (RSA) and The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) used six years of data from the Department for Transport. It found the number of recorded injuries crashes increase after the clocks go back.

The findings come as pressure grows on government to consider the effectiveness of Daylight Saving Time (DST). Previous studies suggest there could be significant human and financial savings from managing the change differently.

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