As Daylight Savings Ends, Remember These Safety Tips

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 a.m. At that time, the clocks will fall back one hour. Smartphones with automatic date and time settings should change on their own. For all other clocks, set them back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 4.

Since your evenings will be darker following the change, remember to take extra care when out and about.

The Auto Club recommends the following tips for pedestrian safety: 

  • See and be seen –drivers need to see you to avoid you
  • Make eye contact with drivers when crossing streets
  • Wear bright colors or reflective clothing at night
  • Carry a flashlight when walking or walking pets in the dark
  • Walk on the sidewalk.  If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.

 Recommendations for drivers: 

  • Motorists should be well-rested.
  • Drivers should anticipate changing light conditions, especially during the first week of the time change.
  • To reduce glare, invest in and wear high-quality sunglasses.
  • Motorists should watch for children and families in neighborhoods and school bus routes, at intersections, and when backing out of driveways. 
  • Remember to turn on lights during dusk or semi-dark hours.

Here are a few more tips for staying bright when cycling or walking.

 

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