It’s Time Change Weekend
Prince George, B.C. – This is the weekend we go through the ritual of altering our watches, clocks and other timepieces.
We gain some extra time for sleeping or taking part in other activities by moving our clocks back one hour tonight.
Pacific Daylight Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 as we move to Pacific Standard Time.
The reverse occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 as we move the clock ahead by 60 minutes and go from Standard Time to Daylight Savings Time.
With the time change this weekend ICBC urges drivers to exercise caution on the roads as the switch can driving abilities in a number of ways including concentration, alertness and reaction time to potential hazards. It will be darker for evening commutes and at this time of year weather and road conditions and visibility can be affected.
The insurance corporation has a few tips to pass along:
-Be on the lookout for pedestrians and cyclists, especially at intersections and near transit stops.
-Get your vehicle fully prepared for a change in the weather. Make sure your windshield wipers are in good shape and your wiper fluid reservoir is full. Keep your windshield, windows, head and tail lights and mirrors clean.
-Stay on your regular sleep/wake cycle. Don’t assume you are more rested and alert on the road the mornings following the time change as it can impact the quality of your sleep and affect your body’s internal clock.