As we wind our clocks forward and lose an hour of sleep, it is good to consider what impacts daylight saving can have on our driving performances. RTS Zero discusses this issue in their article below, where they point out that studies suggest that daylight saving indeed has a negative impact on driving. The sudden visibility changes, earlier starts, and body clock adjustments are the main suspects of the increased risk of road incidents following daylight saving.

While experts research more into this issue, RTS Zero advises not to underestimate the importance of sleep. Make it a point to get to bed earlier, adapt speed and following distance according to the environment (e.g. low light), and watch out for wildlife if you’re in rural areas.

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