New Haven Auto Accidents and Switching Back To Standard Time

November 4, 2019
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This past weekend we turned our clocks back one hour and return to standard time. New studies suggest that the end of Daylight Savings Time could lead to more New Haven auto accidents and other injuries. With the switch to Standard Time, comes an increase in darkness around rush hour when drivers aren’t used to the darkness (nor are pedestrians).

Pedestrians are nearly three times more likely to be struck and killed by cars in the days following the end of daylight saving time than just before the time change when walking around at dusk. A study of seven years of nationwide traffic fatalities was conducted at Carnegie Mellon University, calculating the risk per mile walked for pedestrians. The study found that the per-mile risk jumps 186 percent from October to November.

Fatigue is also an issue that affect most people this time of year as time is needed to readjust sleep.

If you or a loved one is ever injured in a crash, contact the New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm. We know all of the insurance company’s tricks – we defended them for 15 years. Our firm has been protecting the rights of the injured for nearly 60 years.