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Watch For Car Accident/Car Wreck Risks Associated With Daylight Savings Time Change

Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 16, 2012 in Car Accidents

The change to Daylight Savings Time this week may allow everyone to enjoy an extra hour of daylight after work and school.  However, the lost hour may be associated with some health risks that people should be aware of in order to avoid the possibility of car accidents or car wrecks which result in serious injury. 

Studies show that there is an increase in car crashes in the week after changing the clock forward an hour.  Sleep habits change and accidents happen when a person is deprived of sleep.  For a person with good sleeping habits it takes about five (5) days to adapt to the time change.  A person without good sleep habits may take longer to adapt.  The loss of sleep also adds stress and distractions to people operating cars and heavy machinery.

To ease the transition to Daylight Savings Time and avoid accidents some suggestions are to increase exercise and immediately try to expose yourself to daylight upon waking up.

What other tips or advice do you have to help adapt to the change in time and avoid accidents?

The Pennsylvania car accident attorneys with Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers can answer any questions you may have if you are injured in a car accident or car wreck in Harrisburg, Central Pennsylvania and around the Commonwealth, especially if you have been seriously injured by another driver’s negligent or recklessness who have been driving under fatigue or distracted.

Scott B. Cooper
Schmidt Kramer PC209 State StreetHarrisburg, PA 17101(717) 232-6300 – Telephone(717) 232-6467 – Facsimilescooper@Schmidt