posted on November 02, 2012 13:50
A reminder to all residents that you need to set you clocks back by one hour. Sunday at two in the morning marks the end of daylight saving time.
The adjustment to new sleeping hours is often difficult and takes several days to feel normal. That’s why the state DMV is taking this opportunity to remind motorists of the dangers of drowsy driving.
In 2011, there were over 1,200 crashes statewide in which fatigue or drowsiness was a factor.
Drowsiness doesn’t just mean falling asleep at the wheel – it can lead to drifting inbetween lanes, losing concentration, and repeated yawning.
The DMV recommends getting adequate sleep before driving and taking breaks every two hours or 100 miles, as well as brining a passenger to share driving responsibilities and provide company.
The DMV says playing loud music, turning on air conditioning and opening a window do not work.The only solution is to find a safe place to sleep.
Daylight saving was first observed 1918 and implemented as a way to conserve energy. Hawaii and Arizona are the only states in the U.S. who do not observe it.