Fall Back 1 Hour:
Daylight Saving Time Ends

It’s time to turn your clock back 1 hour and enjoy some extra sleep as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end.
View the graphic below for facts on Daylight Saving Time as well as some of the risks that go along with it.

Safety Tips to Keep in Mind:

With added sun glare in the morning and earlier darkness in the evening, visibility is reduced for both drivers and pedestrians. This can increase the number of accidents and can even be deadly. [1]

Tips for Motorists

  • Slow down.
  • Use your headlights to become easier to see during early morning and evening hours.
  • Make sure your headlights and windows (inside and out) are clean.
  • Do not use high beams in the presence of other cars or pedestrians.
  • Yield the right of way to pedestrians using crosswalks and do not pass vehicles stopped at crosswalks. [1]

Tips for Pedestrians

  • Cross only at intersections. Look left, right and left again and only cross when it is clear.
  • Do not jaywalk.
  • Cross at street corners – not in the middle of the street or between parked cars.
  • Avoid walking in traffic where there are no sidewalks or crosswalks. If you must walk on a road without sidewalks, always walk facing traffic.
  • Observe the distance/speed of oncoming traffic before you step out into the street.
  • Wear bright colors or reflective clothing while walking or biking at night. Carry a flashlight when walking in the dark.
  • Avoid listening to music, or make sure it is at a low volume so you can hear what’s going on around you.
  • Use bicycle lights for safe night riding, especially when it gets dark earlier in the winter. [1]