While clocks are set to spring ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday morning, ICBC is warning drivers to be alert and well rested for the start of the new season.
ICBC says losing an hour’s sleep may have an impact on your alertness and awareness when you’re behind the wheel.
But according to “Sleep Thieves” author Stanley Coren, society is already chronically sleep deprived.
“What we did is, we looked at the traffic accidents after they switched to daylight saving, and basically found in spring that when you lose that hour’s worth of sleep, the traffic accidents bump up to close to seven per cent.”
ICBC says to help adjust to the time change, plan to go to bed an hour early and to expect darker morning commutes.