Ocean County Press Release
FREEHOLDER DIRECTOR VICARI REMINDS RESIDENTS IT'S ALMOST TIME TO "FALL BACK" AS STANDARD TIME RETURNS
IT'S THAT TIME of year again when the last rays of sunlight disappear during the late afternoon.
Daylight saving time ends at 2 am Sunday, November 1, when clocks must be turned back a full hour.
"I encourage drivers to pay extra attention during the dusk because the sun sets early and it's warm enough that children may still be riding bikes and playing outdoors," Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari said.
While the change hastens the arrival of night, it also provides additional daylight for children traveling to school or waiting for the bus early in the morning.
"Schools throughout the county are operating on a variety of different schedules because of the pandemic," he said. "With the time change, many students may be waiting for the bus or walking to school in the glare of the sun, which can impact visibility while driving."
The beginning of standard time is also a reminder to check smoke alarms in your home, Vicari said.
"This is an excellent time to check each alarm and replace the batteries to ensure that the devices are working properly," he said.
Clocks return to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 14, 2021.