With daylight savings time ending Sunday, the organization AAA is offering advice for both drivers and pedestrians as everyone adjusts to moving the clocks back an hour.
An earlier sunset and darkness can lead to increases in the number of pedestrians killed or injured by vehicles. Among other preventative measures, drivers are told to always look out for pedestrians when backing up in parking lots or driveways, to turn on headlights to be more easily seen, and to have those headlights receive proper maintenance so they work their best. While pedestrians are advised to take multiple safety measures such as only crossing streets at intersections or crosswalks, avoid walking in traffic where there are no sidewalks or crosswalks, and to carry a flashlight while wearing reflective clothing to be seen more easily.
Pending ongoing federal legislation, daylight savings time will return March 12th, 2023.