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Steve Farrell  says:

‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

Motorcycling would be safer if clocks were brought forward by an hour to make evenings lighter, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The group wants a three-year trial of new daylight hours to tackle a spike in casualties each year after the clocks go back at the end of October. Last year the motorcycle casualty rate in November was...

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MudDoctor

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MudDoctor says:

The usual nonsense

about creating extra daylight. You can't create extra daylight, only shift the times of sunrise and sunset backwards or forwards by an equal amount.

Has anyone studied the cause of the increased accident rates? Did these accidents only happen in the hours of darkness, and was the darkness itself the cause? Or was it perhaps that the roads were wet, or icy?

This proposal might make it stay light later into the afternoon, but it will stay dark later in the morning. Do we just open the schools at 10 o'clock instead?

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DrWorm

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DrWorm says:

Erm>?

Doesn't make sense.  Surely making the evenings lighter would just mean the morning commute would be shrouded in darkness. 

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WindyMiller75

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not this **** again

twice a year we get this rubbish.

Deal with the darkness, or change the time you do stuff, but stop droning on about the clocks.

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ccarrera42

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ccarrera42 says:

Agree with DrWorm

I think the exact same as DrWorm, seems a bit stupid to me.

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draper12807

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draper12807 says:

I'll tell you what causes these crashes, twats in cars that are scared of driving in the dark so leave their lights on high beam constantly. Even on motorways and dual carriage ways. God forbid you meet one on a bend on an unlit a road at a bend. Its not enough that they are scared which can cause a crash they also decide to blind everybody coming the other way.

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inewham

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inewham says:

If the clocks were permanently kept on summer time to make the evening commute lighter, that would be one less hour for frost to clear in the morning resulting in more offs on icy roads.

There's no magic cure for this, riding in winter is riskier take extra care

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Robell

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Robell says:

Have to agree with many others

Easily the most dangerous time for motorcyclists is when the roads are frosty / icy

That means mornings, not evenings. Makes you wonder on the experience of the IAM, making statements like that !

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

My only off has been on black ice in the morning

What's that, you say?  More idiocy from the IAM?  Gasps of surprise!

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domster

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domster says:

It's children who need protecting, so do whatever helps them. As adults we should be capable of adapting our behaviour to suit.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Enough!

Why can’t we stop faffing with the bloody clocks, and keep the same time all year around?

I kind of like the omission of clocks on my Honda NHX110 and Yamaha TW200.
 

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