Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday
Prince George, B.C. – Sunday marks the start of Daylight Saving Time in Canada, which means we will lose one hour.
Officially, as standard time is about to reach 2:00 A M Sunday your clocks are turned ahead one hour to 3:00 A M daylight time.
Sunrise and sunset will be about an hour later than the previous day and the switch to daylight time means there will be more light in the evening.
So, a reminder to set your timepieces ahead one hour before heading off to bed tonight.
ICBC cautions that losing an hour of sleep may have an impact on your alertness and reaction time when driving and is urging drivers get some extra rest this weekend to prepare for the time shift and the drive to work Monday morning.
The insurance corporation has a few tips to help drivers adjust to the time change:
-Plan to go to bed early Saturday night and go to bed at your regular time Sunday to be ready for the Monday commute.
-Be aware of how your body adapts to the time change and how that may affect your ability to concentrate and avoid hazards.
-The time shift may mean that you’re driving home in brighter conditions, so have a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle.
-After several weeks of early sunrises and winter weather, expect darker morning commutes. To help with visibility clean your vehicle’s headlights and make sure they are working properly.
-Watch for more cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians on the roads as weather improves and be sure to share the road.
As well, avoid distractions while driving and remember that police forces across the province are conducting a Distracted Driving and Seatbelt Use blitz throughout the month of March.