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Driving During Daylight Saving Time

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.

7/10/2018 10:19 AM

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