Daylight saving time ended at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we turned our clocks back one hour. This change can present challenges for drivers as it gets darker sooner, so many late afternoon commutes will be at dusk.
NCDOT’s top priority is safety, so be prepared for the switch by following these tips:
- Make sure your vehicle’s lights, including emergency flashers, are working properly.
- Switch your headlights from high to low beam when vehicles approach.
- Be alert and watch for bicyclists, pedestrians and deer.
- Get plenty of sleep and be well rested to avoid driving tired.
For more safety tips, visit NCDOT’s driving at night webpage.