This past Sunday, as *most of the country rolled their clocks back and people gained an extra hour of sleep, many drivers who were still on the road faced a new set of potentially dangerous side effects due to the end of Daylight Saving Time. While people may have slept in another hour on Sunday morning there is a high chance that the time they eventually went to bed on Sunday evening didn’t change. By the time everyone headed out to start their commutes on Monday morning, their bodies had not yet adjusted to the new wake up and sleep schedule and now driving is riskier than it was a week ago.
Driving in general is dangerous. There are multiple hazards around every corner and staying safe is sometimes tricky. If drivers are aware that their behavior contributes to increased risk of accidents, they can take steps to avoid unnecessary risks. Year after year, Illinois car accident attorneys notice five major factors that contribute to vehicle crashes more often in the 4 weeks after Daylight Saving time ends.