Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4th. Be sure to turn your clocks BACK one hour. The time change shifts daylight back into the morning hours, but means you’ll be driving home in the dark after work on Monday. When drivers have spent the past eight months commuting in a well-lit setting, it can be hard to the change to standard time and driving in the dusk/dark. We have working crews on the roads, so we take road safety seriously at Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service.
As we all fall back and adjust to the time change, here are some road safety tips:
- Keep your regular sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time you normally would so you can benefit from that extra hour of sleep.
- Before you pull out of the driveway, clean your headlights, brake lights, and signal lights.
- Give yourself extra time time to get where you want to go.
- Approach all crosswalks, intersections and transit stops with caution, as it will be harder to see pedestrians.
- Heed the speed limits and adjust your speed accordingly to the weather conditions.
- Maintain a safe following distance so you’re prepared to react.
FALL BACK FACTS to share this weekend!
- The U.S. Department of Transportation is in charge of time in the U.S., including time zones and daylight saving time.
- Correct name is DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST) – not Savings.
- Hawaii & Arizona are the only states that do not observe it. Although some territories also abstain.
- DST lasts for 8 months out of the year, while standard time is only 4 months long.
- Daylight Saving Time returns March 10, 2019.