Daylight Saving Time Ends, Fall Back with These Safety Tips
It’s time to fall back one hour, as daylight saving time ends on November 1, 2020 at 2:00 a.m. Hours after Halloween ends, it’ll be time to set your clocks back. While most people welcome the extra hour of sleep that they gain, the change in sunlight hours can lead to car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. To help you and your family stay safe and to take advantage of the transition to standard time, Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys presents the following safety tips.
Use Extra Caution During Commuting Hours
At the start of standard time, afternoon and evening commutes will be abruptly darker. This could affect visibility during evening rush hour. Whether you drive, bike, or walk to work, decreased visibility increases your chances of a New Orleans accident.
As you get used to frequent night driving, err on the side of caution. It’s also a good idea to have your headlights and tail lights inspected, as they’ll be getting more use.
Make a “Fall Back” Checklist
The end of daylight saving time is perfect for annual household tasks. In addition to changing the time on appliances and clocks around the house, you can:
- Inspect your fire alarms
- Check the condition of your fire extinguishers
- Have your HVAC system inspected to ensure it’s winter-ready
- Inspect your pipes for leaks
- Flush your water heater
- Get your chimney cleaned
- Clean your house’s gutter system
- Dispose of any expired or unused medication, using FDA guidelines
Getting these tasks done is relatively easy and a good way to prevent property damage, as well as personal injury. With heavy hurricane activity in Louisiana this year, chances are that your house isn’t in as good condition as it normally would be, so making a “fall back” checklist is more important than ever.
Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney
Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys hopes that you and your family fall back successfully into standard time. It’s a small, but significant change that affects everyone in Louisiana. For some, that change can be jarring, which could lead to an accident that results in personal injury. Should someone in your household suffer an injury during the end of daylight saving time, please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us at the phone numbers listed below or through the Internet via LiveChat and encrypted contact form. Consultations are free and we do not charge any fees unless your case is won. For capable, experienced, and compassionate personal injury lawyers with a proven track record, Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys is an excellent choice.
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