Watch Your Driving During Daylight Saving Time

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If you have found yourself arriving at your destination with no idea how you really got there, you aren’t alone. Commuters everyday get this feeling. It comes from driving the same route every day and falling into a sort of autopilot zone. That feeling can get worse after we change the clocks.

 

You may find yourself feeling a bit groggy this week. That, too, is normal. Experts say that it can take a week or more for the human body to adjust to daylight saving time, both in the spring and in the fall. The important thing this week is to be hyper aware of your driving in order to not only avoid a ticket, but an accident.

 

This week, you need to pay attention to how you are feeling, specifically with your ability to remain aware and make fast decisions. Try to keep to the same sleep schedule for at least a few days and then adjust it by 15 minutes at a time. This slow adjustment will help you feel less out of sorts. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and your mind sharp, and make sure you are eating a healthy diet.
When you are behind the wheel, make sure you are sticking to traffic laws. Don’t speed, come to a complete stop at intersections, and mind the crosswalks. If you do happen to be charged with a traffic violation in New York, reach out to our team. We’re always happy to discuss your options regardless of where in NY, why and how you may have been issued a ticket.