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Reintroduce daylight saving time

Thursday, October 04, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

As a teacher who relies on public transport, on behalf of the many students who rely on same, I would like to make an impassioned plea to those in authority to reintroduce daylight saving time immediately.

This request is long overdue but better late than never, as this arrangement provides a safer environment not only for children travelling to school early in the morning but also for adults who have to do same. Many might not agree with my suggestion. However, the sacrifice we might need to adjust will be well worth it as this might well be removing the cover for some criminal planning some act of wrong under the cover of darkness.

In order to arrive at work on time, I am forced to leave my home by 5:45 in the morning. At this time it is pitch dark. Many other commuters, including school children, also have to be up at this time. Fortunately, my house is in close proximity to the public transport route and my street is well lit. Many commuters are not as fortunate.

I am pleading with the authorities to reintroduce daylight saving time now. Prevention is far better than cure, especially in light of the heartless wave of raping and killing now sweeping our beloved country.

Charles Peter




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