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CONTINENTAL TIME SWITCH WOULD SAVE 100 LIVES

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The campaign for switching to Continental Time will receive a boost from a department of transport report which say...
The campaign for switching to Continental Time will receive a boost from a department of transport report which says the change would save more than 1,000 lives on Britain's roads every year and prevent hundreds of serious accidents, reported The Sunday Telegraph (p17).

The study, whose findings will be published later this month, shows that Scotland would also benefit from the change, thus undermining one of the main arguments for keeping the status quo. Critics have said repeatedly that Scotland at best would gain no benefit at all and may even see an overall increase in deaths, with some northerly regions not seeing daybreak until after 11am.

The findings will be welcomed by road safety campaigners and are also likely to be seized upon by supporters of Lord Archer's backbench Bill to enable England and Wales to benefit from the extra hour's light each evening, while leaving the Scots to make their own decision.
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