The time change associated with daylight saving
time, which begins 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2 a.m. on
the first Sunday in November, can present challenges for motorists.
- Be sure headlights, parking lights, turn signals, emergency flashers, brake lights, tail and marker lights, interior lights and instrumentation lighting work properly.
- Use the night setting on rearview mirrors to avoid glare from other headlights.
- Switch headlights from high-beam to low-beam when vehicles approach.
- Be alert and watch out for bicyclists and pedestrians on the roadside and at crosswalks.
- Remove sunglasses at dusk to increase visibility. Drivers often forget they are wearing them.
- Keep eyes moving from side to side while driving to keep eyes adjusted to the dark and to help avoid "highway hypnosis," which impairs reaction time.
- Be well rested and avoid driving when feeling drowsing.