Daylight Saving Time ends. Here are some tips to help you ease into it.
It's that time of year again. The clocks will be set back an hour this Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 a.m., ending Daylight Saving Time for most of the country.
And while many will welcome gaining one hour, the time change could mean some challenges. Below are some tips to help you ease into it:
1. DRIVING AND WALKING
AAA says the end of Daylight Saving Time means increased driving dangers. "Fall Back" means sun glare for the morning commute and earlier darkness for the evening. The earlier darkness will make poorly lit or unlit roads risky to motorists and pedestrians.
Drivers should approach crosswalks and intersections with care. Before turning, check for cyclists and pedestrians. Make sure your vehicle headlights, taillights and signal lights work properly. And clean windshields, replace worn wiper blades, and refill fluid reservoirs.
Pedestrians walking in the evening should wear reflective gear and carry flashlights. Walk against traffic, but bicycle ride with traffic. Cross at corners, not in mid-block.
This time of year could affect your and your children's sleep schedule. Click here for some tips to help you get a good night's sleep.
Some appliances like ovens and microwaves may need manual adjustments.
4. SMOKE DETECTORS
Check and replace batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
5. EMERGENCY KITS
Prepare for possible winter storms by also checking and restocking emergency kits. These tips can help you prepare.
The clock doesn't go back to Daylight Saving Time until Sunday, March 10, 2024.