NCDOT: Public should be cautious, drive safely during daylight saving time

Published 8:33 am Saturday, March 12, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on March 13 and motorists need to be well rested and prepared to drive cautiously, advises the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

“To account to for the time difference, people who expect to drive on Sunday should make sure to go to bed an hour before they normally would,” stated a press release from NCDOT. “Motorists should also prepare for morning commutes to be darker, as the sun rises and sets later in the day.”

To stay safe while driving in the dark, NCDOT advises drivers to follow these reminders:

  • Ensure the vehicle’s exterior and interior lights are working properly.
  • Stay alert for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Keep windshields clean to improve visibility.
  • Be well rested and never drive drowsy.
Get the latest headlines sent to you

For more safe driving tips, visit NCDOT’s night driving webpage.