Its that time of year again, the time when most Canadians have an hour of precious sleep snapped out from under them.


Daylight Saving Time takes effect at 2:00 am this Sunday, March 10, 2013.  Before you go to bed on Saturday night don’t forget to put your clocks ahead an hour and try to start the proccess of adjusting your body to the new time.


The majority of Canadians take a few days to get accustomed to the change and suffer from a lack of sleep and general drowsiness, this is known as fatigue impairment and is dangerous when driving.


Fact : A 2007 survey found that about 60% of Canadian drivers admitted that they occasionally drove while fatigued and 15% of respondents admitted that they had fallen asleep while driving during the past year.


If you’re driving tired, you’re driving impaired, driver fatigue slows reaction time, decreases awareness, impairs judgment and increases the risk of crashing.  Its not worth the risk.


Many organizations like the Insurance Bureau of Canada remind Canadians that when its time to change the clocks, its time to do a few routine bi-yearly chores.

Changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors top the list that includes restocking emergency supply kits for your car and home, and general checks around the house to make sure there is nothing that has become out dated or hazardous in the past six months.


Have a great time “springing  forward”  in 2013.




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