Every year daylight saving time ends the first Sunday of November. Although fewer than 40% of the world’s countries observe daylight saving time, we still recognize it here in Wisconsin. While falling back is easier than springing forward, there are still some challenges to the change. One thing you may have to adjust is your driving because there are more hours without sunlight. Use these tips for driving after daylight saving time ends.
- Keep your regular sleep schedule and benefit from the extra hour of sleep.
- Before heading out on your route, make sure your headlights, brake lights and signal lights are clean.
- Be extra cautious of pedestrians and cyclists in crosswalks, intersections and at truck stops because they can be harder to see with the sun going down sooner.
- Always go the speed limit and adjust accordingly for the weather conditions.
- Maintain a safe following distance so you have time to react to any situation.
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