In the next few weeks, we will all “fall back” by setting our clocks back one hour beginning at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November. This shift marks the end of daylight saving time (DST), which began in March. The practice started during World War I as a way to decrease energy use. Unfortunately, however, this change in daylight patterns can negatively impact driving safety and increase the number of car accidents that are likely to occur.
The end of daylight saving time has been found to impact the frequency at which car accidents occur for the following reasons:
Since there is no way to avoid the end of daylight saving time, it is important to prepare as much as possible ahead of time. To learn more about important driving safety tips, we encourage you to check out ourTwitter page today!