Safe Driving Tips for the End of Daylight Saving Time

November 04, 2016

Are you excited for an extra hour of sleep?  With this year's Daylight Saving Time coming to an end, many of us look forward to getting a little more rest.

However, the end of Daylight Saving Time also brings darker evenings.  Evening drivers could face more night driving, which increases the likelihood of having a motor vehicle accident.  According to the National Safety Council, the probability of having a fatal crash is three times greater at night.  Be prepared for the time change by taking precautions before and during your evening commute.

Take these steps before driving at night:

  • Make sure your headlights are properly aligned.  If they are not, you may not have adequate coverage of the road.
  • Clean your windshield to eliminate glare.
  • Regularly check the exterior lights on your vehicle to ensure they are working correctly.
  • Check with your agent that you have adequate insurance coverage.

Follow these tips while driving at night:

  • Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you.
  • Stay alert, and pull over if you feel fatigued.
  • Minimize distractions.
  • Slow down.  Your visibility is limited at night.
  • Look away from oncoming lights.
  • Don't drink and drive.

Remember: Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6.  Turn your clocks back one hour.


Resources

http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/news-and-resources-driving-at-night.aspx


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