Editorial: Love it or hate it, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Don’t forget to fall back an hour Sunday morning (Nov. 5)

The end of daylight saving time early Sunday brings shorter days and decreased visibility for drivers and pedestrians. It does mean you can sleep in Sunday, at least an extra hour, but don’t forget to fix the clocks that don’t automatically roll back.

That tortuous task of changing the clock on the car isn’t hte only vehicular concern with the time change.

It’s important for drivers to be aware of the changes in visibility and variable weather conditions as winter falls. The shift may mean that you’re now driving home in darker conditions, so drive accordingly and watch for pedestrians. Last week ICBC handed out reflectors to pedestrians in a continued bid for safety – the onus is on driver and walker to share the roadway.

Alberta killed the bill that would get rid of daylight saving time in that province.

Maybe you could use the extra hour to switch out batteries in the smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, or refresh the non-perishables and prescriptions in emergency grab-and-go bags.

Whatever you do, enjoy that extra hour Sunday morning, you have to give it back in the spring.

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