Daylight Savings Increases the Risk of Pedestrian Injuries

The saying “spring forward, fall back” reminds us to set our clocks an hour ahead in the spring and an hour back in the fall. Although Daylight Savings enables us to enjoy more daylight hours in the summer when the weather is warm, as winter approaches daylight hours dwindle. It’s important to remember that even though the sun sets earlier, our daily routines remain the same. Children who were able to play outside after school are now returning home when it is already dark outside and adults commuting home in daylight are now commuting home in darkness. As we set our clocks back on November 6, 2016, keep in mind there needs to be a heightened awareness for pedestrians while driving to prevent injuries.