Daylight Saving Time Safety

The close of Daylight Saving Time means we gain an extra hour of sleep. However, turning back those clocks this weekend also means it will be getting darker earlier.

State police Corporal Adam Reed shares tips on how to stay:

  • When driving in the dark, remember when to turn your headlights on. Under Pennsylvania law, you must use your headlights between sunset and sunrise.
  • Darkness also increases chances for incidents of vandalism and theft. It’s recommended that you install motion-activated outdoor lights or simply keep the exterior of your home.
  • Parked vehicles are also inviting targets for criminals in the dark. Be sure to lock your doors every time you leave your car and park in a well-lit area.
  • For those who like to exercise outdoors in the evening, remember that your evening run may now be in the dark. Dress appropriately by ensuring that you are wearing at least one piece of reflective material. It will increase your chances of drivers seeing you before it is too late.

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