Crashes Increase on Daylight Saving Time Switch

Crashes Increase on Daylight Saving Time Switch

You can expect a spike in more than yawning following daylight saving time taking effect today.

According to a recent study conducted by the University of British Columbia, car accidents increase by 17 percent in the first week that daylight saving time goes into effect. According to Sam Schwartz, former New York City traffic commissioner, the change in people’s sleeping patterns after clocks springing forward an hour affects their driving.

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Daylight saving time went into effect this past Sunday and experts suggest that people get extra sleep if possible as they try to adjust to the time change.

[Source: CBS]