When daylight savings comes to an end, changes occur out on our roads that can affect how our road users drive. Here are some things we suggest you take into consideration:
Adjusting your driving behaviour when daylight savings ends can be as simple as the following:
How does daylight savings time impact driving and the number of accidents?
Studies have shown that more people are active during the evening. When daylight savings ends, we lose an hour of afternoon sunlight. This increases the likelihood of accidents since more time is spent on the road in the darkness with decreased visibility.
Seasons change rapidly, and the start and end of daylight savings leaves little time for people to adapt. As a result, drivers may still behave as if it's light outside, even when it's dark. They may be inclined to drive faster, and, at the same time, pedestrians may be less attentive. We need to ensure that we are looking after each other to minimise the potential risks.
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