British Summer Time Approaches
Winter is finally over (despite the white stuff still lying around!), and summer is just around the corner, with the clocks going forward on Sunday 25 March at 1.00 am. With the beginning of British Summer Time we can look forward to lighter mornings and evenings, with journeys to and from work in daylight instead of winter darkness.
All good news, except that there are few things to bear in mind for that first Monday morning drive into work:
- It is only a difference of an hour, but if you are driving when you would normally be asleep you could be drowsy. Be aware of this and make sure that you are fully awake and alert before beginning your journey.
- Initially the mornings will be darker, with the potential for the rising sun to be low in the sky and dazzling to all drivers.
- Make sure your car windows and mirrors are smear free to prevent dazzle, and make good use of the sun visors.
- Don’t forget that everyone will be struggling with the low sun, so take your time and keep your distance.
With the lighter evenings there may be more children out playing on their bikes, or playing in or around the roads. Reduce your speed in residential areas to give yourself more time to stop if the need arises.