“Drivers who miss just one or two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash,” AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Tracy Noble said in a news release.
The time change also means more light in the evening but less in the morning. AAA said that can mean more A.M. traffic accidents involving pedestrians. The automotive travel group urged common-sense precautions, asking drivers to be more mindful and use headlights and for pedestrians to wear bright colors and use crosswalks.
The twice-a-year time change is also when fire officials urge homeowners to check and change their smoke detector batteries.
Daylight saving time lasts from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, when we return to standard time.
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