Daylight Saving Time starts on the 2nd Sunday in March—that’s Sunday, March 8, 2020. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 A.M. On Saturday night, set your clocks forward one hour (i.e., losing one hour) to “spring ahead.”
Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
- All alarms wear out; replace yours according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Test all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
- Install smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.
- For best protection, install smoke alarms in every bedroom.
- Install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to all sleeping areas.
- Dust can affect your alarms. Periodically vacuum the face, and vents of your alarms with a soft bristle brush.
- Practise your home escape plan with the entire family.
Cyclists, please remember:
- Bicycles are vehicles
- Rules of the road are the same, obey all traffic laws
- Ride on the road in the same direction as vehicles
- Ride as tight and to the right as safely possible when being passed
- Always use hand signals to signal directional changes
- A helmet is the best protection against injury
- To ensure you have a light and wear reflective clothing during night-riding
- To ensure you have a functional bell or horn
- Cannot carry passengers- if your bicycle is only meant for one person
- Have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers
- Cannot ride on controlled access highways (e.g. 400-series highways)
As a cyclist, you must share the road with others (e.g., cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, etc.). Under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act (HTA), a bicycle is a vehicle, just like a car or truck.
Motorists, please remember:
- To watch for cyclists and pedestrians
- Follow and pass at a safe distance
- Leave a minimum of 1 metre of space when passing cyclists
- Check blind spots before opening car door
- Signal all directional changes
- Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles