Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

Author(s): Stacey L. Stevens*

October 31, 2019

On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, clocks will fall back one hour.

As much as we enjoy the extra hour of sleep, statistics show that when the clocks go back in the fall, pedestrians are more than three times as likely to be struck and killed in the hours after 6 p.m. Why? Because drivers are fatigued and their focus is diminished, putting pedestrians at increased risk.

Here are a few tips to keep you safe:
 

Be Extra Vigilant.

 
Pedestrians and cyclists need to be extra vigilant and cautious when crossing the road. Do not assume drivers see you and always use the crosswalk.
 

Dress to be seen.

 
If you are not wearing bright coloured clothing make sure you have some reflective tape or stickers.
 

Use lights.

 
If you are out and about be sure to illuminate your bicycle and consider a headlight.


Stacey Stevens is a partner and a personal injury lawyer at Thomson Rogers. Her practice is entirely devoted to helping people who have sustained serious personal injuries from car, motorcycle, boating accidents and slip and falls. Stacey’s expertise has been sought out in interviews on Canada AM, the Business News Network and CFRB Radio, and in newspapers and magazines including the Lawyer’s Weekly, Law Times, The Litigator and The Globe and Mail. Stacey can be reached at 416-868-3186 or by EMAIL.

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