You might have gained an extra hour of sleep, but the jump back an hour is going to change your days from here forward.
South Georgian Bay OPP has issued a cautionary notice with a few tips to help you:
- Shorter days can make it harder to see children who are playing as well as people walking or riding their bikes.
- Sunrise later in the morning causes increased brightness to driver’s
- Watch for children who love to play in piles of leaves on the side of the road
- Slowdown in those areas that children may be playing as visibility is limited with shorter hours of daylight
- Slowdown on wet pavement as fallen leaves can make pavement slippery causing poor traction and visibility
- Be vigilant of the increased presence of school buses as fall is the beginning of the school year
Walk facing traffic, wear reflective clothing or carry a flashlight.
Keep the volume low on any audio device so you can hear any dangerous situations approaching and take well-lit routes.
However, you shouldn’t wear jet black clothing when walking at night, no matter what time of year it is.