When daylight savings time ends on November 1, the summer has officially ended which means it'll start getting darker significantly earlier. This doesn’t mean you just need to change your clocks, but you need to understand that you will be driving a lot more in the dark. According to nsc.org the risk of a fatal crash is three times more likely at night than during the day. This is important to keep in mind when you are coming home from work at night because it will most likely be completely dark by then. This is also important for teen drivers to be aware of when coming home from school or sports practice because they have less driving experience, especially in the dark.
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According to lehighvalleylive.com, drivers who lose one or two hours of sleep out of the suggested seven hours in 24 hours almost double their risk for a crash. It is important to remember to switch your clocks and get a full night's rest, so you are not as risk for a car accident.
Here are three things to do to prep for the daylight-saving time switch (nsc.org) :
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