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This Sunday, March 8, we spring forward and move the clocks one hour ahead. Sometimes it’s hard to put one’s Best Foot Forward if the morning is a groggy haze, because you’ve lost an hour.
Evidence suggests changing clocks to Daylight Saving Time in the spring and to Standard Time in the fall has an impact to people’s health. Check out these tips to help your body adjust better.
One thing is for sure, it’ll certainly change up the morning and evening environment on Monday, March 9 as we walk, bike, drive or use transit. In the morning, expect it to be darker for now. In the evening, and going into the summer months, it’ll be lighter, later.
This poses potential hazards for pedestrians and other transportation users, including children on their way to school in the morning. Data collected by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), using Orange County as an example, shows that March is a dangerous month. The other is in the fall, also during the time the clocks change.
Bottom line is, everyone needs to take a breath, get their bearings and slow down.
If you’re driving:
Additionally, pedestrians should take the following steps to increase safety:
As the old saying goes, “time flies.” And, as time passes, we’ll eventually adjust to Daylight Saving Time. Together, let’s all get through “spring forward”, safely.