Falling Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

The season of dark mornings and early nights is upon us.

Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7. Montgomery County residents should set a reminder to turn their clocks back Saturday night in preparation for the early morning time change.

Additionally, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is warning that less daylight also means more risk for pedestrians. According to MCDOT, Daylight Saving Time has the potential to lead to more crashes between cars and walkers, with two-thirds of all fatal pedestrian injuries occurring between dusk and dawn.

To prevent the hazards of decreased daylight, Montgomery County will be implementing safety projects including almost $10 million over the next six years to fix street lighting across the county, installing more traffic signals to protect those crossing the street, and the Montgomery County Police performing “high visibility enforcement patrols” across the county this month focusing on impaired drivers and speeding.

MCDOT is also encouraging residents to follow all signed speed limits, not text and drive, and to find a sober driver before going out and drinking.

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