Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4. We will set our clocks back and gain an extra hour of sleep, but we’ll pay for it with earlier darkness in the evening. (DST begins on Sunday, March 10, 2019.)
All of us will have to adjust to a new routine (and that may mean extra caffeine or maybe a snack as the afternoon darkens). And most importantly, we’ll need to be extra cautious drivers. Some students won’t be getting back home until dusk, and that can be an especially dangerous time for driving.
Visibility is significantly reduced at dawn and dusk. Both are times when the sun is more likely to shine directly into your eyes. These are also times when we’re most tired.
School bus drivers are professionals trained to handle all kinds of conditions. We need to help them out by doing what we can to keep students safe.
Want to test your knowledge about Daylight Saving Time? Take this quiz. There’s no prize, but you can brag to all your friends. Drive safely. And check this out to see why educators just love Daylight Saving Time!