Possible implications for Northern Ireland of the Daylight Saving Bill

Written evidence from Translink

The proposal would effectively mean darker mornings for longer in the Autumn/Winter, particularly in the mornings when most traffic is on the roads at one time, i.e. schools, commuters.  This is potentially more risky for vulnerable groups such as schoolchildren.  Darker evenings in our view are not as big an issue as the majority of our schools traffic is over by 16:30/17:00 and the evening traffic is more staggered, with most commuters making their homeward journey between 17:30 and 18:00.

4 March 2011