Yes, that means this weekend we’re set to lose an hour of sleep as the clocks go forwards an hour and we officially mark the beginning of British Summer Time!
I’m sure we’ll all welcome the extra hour of light in the evenings, once we’ve recovered from our sleep deprivation.
It’s also a time we need to take extra care on the roads, at least for the next few days. Incredibly there’s a 17% increase in traffic collisions on the Monday after the clocks spring forwards, and road deaths remain higher than average for the rest of the week.
A lot of this has to do with the impact this hour less sleep has on our reaction times, but there will also be a sudden change in light conditions for routine journeys that were otherwise very familiar. A low sun in the sky can make it much harder to see clearly, for example.
There are a few top tips on the eDriving website: