Clocks fall back this weekend – don’t get caught out
In this day and age, our phones update magically in the night and the only people turning up at work an hour early are mums. But getting your hours in a muddle isn't the only problem with the clocks changing.
The clocks change - and so does our driving
A combination of messing with our internal clocks and being confused by twilight falling at a different time seems to really affect us. We just stop being able to human so well.
In 2014 we saw a 24% increase in claims over the 2 weeks after the clocks went back.
Because our minds are programmed to associate light changes with waking up or winding down, the early darkness means we're much more likely to be sleepy when on the drive home from work or college.
Don't drive tired
Driving tired is nearly as dangerous as drink driving. It has a lot of the same symptoms: poor concentration, blurred vision, disorientation and slow reactions. All things that make us less able to avoid crashing into stuff.
It's a fact that driving at night is more risky than driving in the day, so early nightfall means more hours for crashes to happen.
BUT DO I GET AN HOUR EXTRA IN BED OR NOT?
Yes, in theory you get an hour extra in bed. Enjoy it.