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Darker Commute Conditions Call for Increased Caution, Visibility

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. At that time, the clocks will fall back one hour.

The Automobile Club of Southern California reminds drivers to be aware of darker evening commute conditions. Motorists should adjust their driving habits and watch for children and others outdoors who will be less visible, especially during the first weeks of the time change. As sunset time gets earlier until the Dec. 21 winter solstice, drivers may also encounter unexpected glare in the west that hampers their vision.

During evening hours, pedestrians and cyclists can enhance their safety and visibility by wearing bright or reflective clothing and using bike lights or carrying flashlights.

For more tips on how to be (b)right and visible, watch this OCTA safety video.