• Daylight Savings Time: Safety Tips to Remember as You Spring Forward

    It’s that time of year again!

    The time where millions of Canadians and Americans lose an hour of sleep for no pressing reason in particular. The clocks will move forward an hour on Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 a.m.

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    Here are a couple things you should know before springing forward.

    “Spring forward” comes with safety concerns.

    Losing an hour might seem insignificant, but the Ontario Provincial Police say a later sunrise and sunset can have an impact on driving.

    Look down the road, anticipate any changes in driving patterns or driving conditions that are coming up. Give yourself enough following distance and give yourself that time and space so you can avoid and react to any collision or any emergency.

    Remember to change your clocks and your batteries.

    Fire departments and safety officials stress the importance of remembering to change the batteries in smoke detectors and household alarms during Daylight Saving while changing clocks. It’s the best (and often the only) time to remember to keep up maintenance on safety devices.

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