The Regional Municipality of Durham

News Release

Region of Durham reminds everyone to be safe on the road as daylight savings time ends

WHITBY, ON November 02, 2017

When daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 5, darker commuting hours will affect visibility on roadways. That’s why The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department – Traffic Operations Division is reminding drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to be vigilant and safe on the road as darkness comes earlier.

“As we get deeper into the autumn season, the hours in which many Durham residents are getting to and from school and work are getting darker,” says Susan Siopis, Commissioner of Works for the Region of Durham. “It is up to everyone—drivers, pedestrians and cyclists—to stay safe on the road. Be aware of those you share the road with, and make sure everyone gets home safe.”

The Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act also identifies suggestions for cyclists to improve visibility and safety, such as turning on headlamps and taillights at least 30 minutes before sunset.

Learn more about the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act by visiting The Region of Durham also offers many traffic safety tips on its website at

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