Ocean County Press Release
CLOCK CHANGE MEANS DARKER MORNINGS; FREEHOLDER DIRECTOR VICARI REMINDS MOTORISTS TO WATCH FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
MANY HIGH SCHOOL and middle school students will again find themselves waiting for the morning bus and walking to school in the dark with the return of Daylight Saving Time this weekend.
"Drivers need to pay extra attention to the roads in the coming weeks as the clock change means more morning darkness," Vicari said. "Drivers and students used to travelling in the sunshine will find themselves with reduced visibility for the next few weeks at least."
Daylight Saving time begins at 2 am on Sunday, March 8 when all clocks are to be set an hour ahead.
The beginning of Daylight Saving Time is also a reminder to check smoke alarms in your home, Vicari said.
"This is an excellent time to inspect each alarm and replace the batteries to ensure that the devices are working properly," he said.
While mornings will be darker, sunsets will come later every day until the start of summer on June 20.
"Daylight Saving Time gives all us more of an opportunity to enjoy Ocean County's beautiful outdoors," Vicari said. "There's more time for the beach and boardwalks and more time for a relaxing bicycle ride or walk along the waterfront."