When Daylight Saving's Time ended a few days ago, Americans turned back their clocks one hour. For many, the change was welcome as it afforded them one "extra" hour to sleep, enjoy leisure time or work last Sunday. However, the repercussions of ending Daylight Savings Time traditionally extend into the days and weeks after Americans "Fall Back."
Because this time change immediately results in fewer daylight hours than usual, it can take some time for motorists, pedestrians, truckers, bikers and cyclists to adjust to the shift. As a result, Americans traditionally suffer an elevated rate of motor vehicle accidents during this transition. For the next few weeks in particular, it will be critical for you and your loved ones to be extra cautious when traveling.