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Archived: 20 Apr 2018 5:30pm


Daylight Saving ended at 2am on Sunday 1 April – that means it’s going to start getting darker, earlier.

Switch your lights on when driving to make sure you’re visible. The Road Code says that you must use your vehicle headlights from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise and at any other time you can’t clearly see a person or vehicle 100 metres away.

Using your lights will greatly increase your chances of seeing and being seen by other vehicles.

With the end of Daylight Saving, and winter not far away, we also want to remind cyclists to check their lights, be bright and be seen on the road this autumn.

Cyclists are encouraged to have good quality lights that are visible from 200m at all times, from both the front and rear. It’s also a good idea to wear bright clothing with reflective material.

It’s important drivers are on the lookout for cyclists, especially when visibility is poor, around dusk, at dawn and in bad weather.

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