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Car Accidents and Pedestrian Accidents spike the day after daylight savings time.

November 04, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Once again we have moved our clocks back an hour to fall into standard time, and once again we have a chorus of warnings from police and insurance companies warning us of the dangers of disrupting our internal clocks.

The Insurance Bureau of British Columbia reported that in the two weeks following time change to standard time the average number of car accidents in the late afternoon commutes goes up by 16%. The car accident rate on the Monday following time changes increases 20% over the Monday before the clocks are moved. During the switch in the spring to daylight savings time there are similar increases during the early morning commute.

So what can you do to help protect yourself, other drivers, and pedestrians and cyclists?

  • Be aware of the danger
  • Slow down a bit and give yourself more travel time
  • Try to get a bit more sleep

Robert Deutschmann is an Ontario car accident lawyer with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Brantford, and Woodstock.

Posted under Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Injury, Spinal Cord Injury

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