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AAA issues road safety warning following Daylight Saving Time change

Statistics from 2017 to 2021 show a 200% increase in crashes in the month following the time change.

Nov 6, 2023, 11:53 AM

Updated 227 days ago

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AAA is urging caution following the shift back to standard time, as road crashes tend to spike in the days and weeks following this change.
The evening commute poses increased risks for pedestrians.
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Statistics from 2017 to 2021 show a 200% increase in crashes in the month following the time change.
AAA recommends drivers ensure their vehicle's lights are functioning properly, keep windshields clean, reduce speed due to reduced visibility, and maintain a four-second or greater following distance behind other vehicles.


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