FALL BACK | Important Daylight Saving Time Tips

img_0714Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2:00 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour, per the observance that has been in place for the first Sunday in November since 2007. CitiScape felt it fitting to share these safety-check reminders for your family and workplace:

Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, ensuring that they work at optimal level year-round. Replace batteries.

Set the time on security alarms, as appropriate, if they are not automatically self-adjusting.

Amend lighting on your premises, in parking structures and at access ways, to coincide with evening time for better visibility and to help protect patrons, workers and facility visitors. Plan for extra patrols or guard escorts, especially during the holiday season.

Conserve energy. When Daylight Saving Time ends in the fall, people tend to spend more time indoors. So remember to turn off lights when not in use. Consider installing motion or lighting sensors that turn off automatically when no one is around.

Practice safe driving and follow traffic rules, particularly since resetting the clock means it gets dark earlier in the evening. Be on extra alert for pedestrians. Know and plan your routes to destinations, especially if they deviate from your normal paths to and from work.

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