The clocks go back on Sunday 30 October at 02:00. Be aware that your body may take a couple of days to adjust. Be extra careful on the roads, road casualty rates increase with the darker nights and poor weather and the evening rush hour will now be in the dark.
Insurance companies report road traffic crashes increase in the fortnight after the autumn change. Nearly half of the additional crashes, over 100 each year, result in injury to pedestrians.
When driving in the dark or in poor weather, leave more space between you and the vehicle in front, to give you more reaction time for braking.
Check your vehicle before you drive off. Make sure the tyres are in good condition, correctly inflated, the windows are clean and the washer bottle is topped up.
Your area of work may now get dark before you finish for the day, do you need additional lighting to be able to see what you are doing. Does your area need a tidy up to remove obstacles that may not be clearly visible in the dark.
If you are wearing high-vis or driving a VGC vehicle, you are the public face of VGC. So please bear in mind that your actions reflect on VGC as a whole.