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According to an article posted by 680 News, police are hoping for a safer week on the roads now that we have some nicer weather, and more hours of sunlight. However, a new study has come out from the University of Colorado which found that there is actually an increase in the number of fatal accidents in the six days that follow the time change. Researchers believe that losing an hour of sleep can cause “significant disruption” to the body’s sleep cycle. This disruption results in drivers feeling less alert and feeling drowsy.
Toronto Police are optimistic that with more daylight, there will be more visibility, and less crashes will happen. Last week, 15 pedestrian accidents occurred, 5 of which were fatal.
According to an article posted on CBCNews website, the consequences of the “60 minute switch-over” can be serious, including increased risk of heart-attacks, and traffic accidents. Dr. James MacFarlane, sleep medicine specialist in Toronto, provided some tips to help people cope with the time change, including sticking to your usual bedtime routine, trying to get to bed earlier in 15 minute increments, sipping a warm drink etc.
Even workplace injuries are likely to increase. A study looked at workplace injuries in the periods following the time change and found on the Monday after the hour of sleep is lost, workers were more frequently injured.
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a car accident, pedestrian accident or an accident at work, contact the lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates for a free, initial consultation. We are here to answer your questions and to provide you with an overview of your legal rights. We don’t charge for our consultations and we only get paid when your case settles. There are no upfront legal fees to worry about – and there are no bad questions!
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