Octa's transportation blog

Be aware, be visible, and be mindful of daylight changes in the morning and evening.

When Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12, we’ll set our clocks ahead one hour. As a result, it will be darker during usual morning commute times.

Whether driving or walking, please consider these safety tips.


  • Go to bed early on days before the time change to help your body acclimate
  • Work from home as much as possible the week following the time switch to avoid sleep-deprived drivers
  • Make sure you can see and be seen with fully functional headlights
  • Don’t drive distracted
  • Bring sunglasses because afternoon trips will be brighter than usual


  • Don’t use your cell phone or listen to music while walking
  • Cross at intersections or crosswalks - not in the middle of the street or between parked cars
  • Avoid walking in traffic where there are no sidewalks or crosswalks
  • Evaluate the distance and speed of oncoming traffic before you step out into the street
  • Wear bright colors or reflective clothing if you are walking near traffic at dawn, dusk and night and carry a flashlight
  • Allow extra time and distance for a vehicle to stop in inclement weather
  • Don’t let umbrellas or jacket hoods block your view of approaching traffic