The sun goes down earlier this time of year, due to Daylight Savings Time, which means that kids who walk and adults who drive need to be extra careful when traveling, in order to prevent car accidents.
According to CNN.com, pedestrians walking at dusk are three times more likely to be struck and suffer wrongful death in a car accident than before the clocks moved back. The highest personal injury and wrongful death risk for pedestrians occurs around 6pm during the month of November.
Obey all posted driving rules and speed limits, and keep an extra eye out for pedestrians. Since most pedestrian auto accidents occur at intersections, it is important not to speed through lights or make turns without looking – even if you have a green light or the right of way.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian car accident, order your free copy of The Ohio Accident Book to learn your rights. Our attorneys can meet with you, for free, to discuss your options and give you a complimentary case evaluation.
This year, clocks are to be turned back one hour at 2am on Sunday, November 2, 2008. However, it might be easier to turn them back before going to bed Saturday night!