It’s that time of year again when our clocks spring forward and give us an extra hour of daylight. However, many people are bleary-eyed on the Monday after Daylight Savings Time (DST) goes into effect. The loss of one hour of sleep due to DST can have a significant impact on many people.
On March 9th, ICBC posted a news article on their website entitled “ICBC urges drivers to plan ahead for Daylight Savings Time.” The article compares the loss of sleep to being an impaired driver: “The impact of the loss of an hour sleep can lead to us being impaired as drivers. When most of us think of impaired driving, we think of people who drink and drive. But anything that decreases your ability to judge the situation around you and to react appropriately can be dangerous.”