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Clocks spring forward tonight

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 13th, 2011

West Kootenay people will lose one hour of sleep this weekend as they make the switch from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time.

Before going to bed tonight (Saturday), turn your clocks and watches ahead one hour.

Due to the lost hour of sleep, drivers are advised to take extra care when getting behind the wheel on Monday.

A 1996 study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed an eight per cent increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents on the Monday after the spring time change.

Many home safety experts say syncing other activities to the time change, such as replacing smoke-detector batteries and refreshing home emergency kits, makes those safety tasks easy to schedule and remember.


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