At the end of the Christmas term and the beginning of the Easter term the sun rises in London and Glasgow at approximately 8am and 8.45am GMT respectively. Children normally travel to school between 8am and 8.45am, when the roads are very busy with school and business traffic. If we abolish GMT, children will be travelling to school in the dark at the time of day when traffic is at its heaviest.
After all, in the afternoons, children would normally be home by 4.15pm, before business traffic is at its height.
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