We will “fall back” on Sunday, Nov. 5, turning the clocks back an hour. Of course, most folks will turn their clocks back an hour when they go to bed on Saturday night ... if they remember. (It’s also suggested that it’s a good time to change batteries in smoke and CO detectors.)
The good news is we’ll get an extra hour of sleep this weekend. The downside is it’s going to get dark much earlier.
We urge drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to use extra caution as everyone adjusts to the time change. For pedestrians and cyclists, enhance your visibility at night. Walk and bike in well-lit areas. Always carry a flashlight or wear something reflective, such as stickers or armbands, and use bike lights or reflective mirrors. For drivers, before making a turn, be sure the path is clear of any pedestrians or bicyclists. Slow down in areas where you are likely to find pedestrians, such as near bus stops, schools, and playgrounds. Avoid distractions such as food, passengers and using mobile devices. Talking and texting while driving is both dangerous and illegal in many places.
Find more safety tips at WatchForMeNC.org.